Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the forces beyond the state’s control are behind the shootings at Lekki Tollgate, as he condemned Tuesday night attack on #EndSARS protesters.
This came as the military authorities had equally denied deploying troops to the Lekki Tollgate.
The governor spoke when he visited the wounded protesters at some Lagos hospitals early this morning.
Sanwo-Olu had said he would unravel the mystery behind the ugly incident, working with the Federal Government.
Sanwo-Olu 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 two are receiving intensive medical care. Three 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.”
Recall gunshots were heard at Lekki Tollgate around 7pm on Tuesday and protesters scattered in various directions calling for help.
Meanwhile, outrage had greeted the shootings by some human rights activists and groups.