Lekki Massacre Sanwo-Olu visits Lekki toll gate victims in hospitals
Lekki Massacre Sanwo-Olu visits Lekki toll gate victims in hospitals today as he denied claims that the protesters were killed over curfew violation
Recall that there were reports of massive shooting by the Nigerian army at protesters on Tuesday evening at the Lekki Toll Gate.
The shooting led to the death of several Nigerians as a lot of the Protesters at the Lekki toll gate were also injured.
The Nigerian army had stormed the scene of the protest after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire, with the intent to kill many people.
Reacting to the incident, the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu described the shooting as “unfortunate” and the “toughest night of our lives.”
He said this after he concluded visits to hospitals with victims of the shooting last night at the Lekki toll gate
Sanwo-Olu, however, said that the sad incident on forces beyond the direct control of the government of Lagos State
Following the Lekki Massacre Sanwo-Olu visits Lekki toll gate victims in hospitals, he said:
“This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.
I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki .
It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.
There are currently 10 patients at the Gen Hospital, 11 at Reddington and 4 at Vedic; with mild to moderate levels of injuries while 2 are receiving intensive medical care.
3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.
As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents.
I will give a state broadcast in the morning.”
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