Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu

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Lekki Shooting: No Life was Lost – Sanwo-Olu
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Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said no casualty was recorded in the shooting that took place at Lekki toll gate area of the state.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a state broadcast on Wednesday, noting that contrary to claims on social media, his tour of hospitals and morgues in the state showed that two persons underwent surgery while others that sustained “mild to moderate” injuries were being treated.

The governor added that while he does not issue order to the military, he has ordered an investigation into the conduct of military personnel that were deployed to the Lekki Toll Gate area on Tuesday.

 

He said “Fellow Lagosians, whilst we pray for the swift recovery of the injured, we have not recorded any fatality as against the widespread circulation on social media.”

“Myself and the leadership of the ministry of health have been going round. Indeed, we went round the hospitals last night. We went round mortuaries last night to see and to monitor for ourselves what has happened and to look and identified the injured protesters.

“We personally visited the hospitals that took in these patients. 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos, 11 patients were at the two locations of the Reddington Hospitals both in Lekki and Victoria Island,” he said, adding others sets were at various hospitals in the Lekki area.

“Over the night, two of them had to go through surgery and I am happy to say that they are all stable and they are recovering very well. Quite a number of others are just mild to moderate states.

“For clarity, it is imperative to explain that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military. I have, nonetheless, ordered an investigation into the rules of engagement adopted by men of the Nigerian Army that were deployed to the Lekki toll gate last night.

“This is with a view to take this up with higher commands of the Nigerian Army and to seek the intervention of Mr President in his capacity to as the Commander-In-Chief to unravel the sequence of events that happened yesterday (Tuesday) night.

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

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