Lekki Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Visits Wounded Victims, Blames ‘Forces Beyond His Control’

October 21, 2020
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Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu visited some victims of the Lekki toll gate shooting at the hospital.

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Many protesters were killed and several others sustained gunshot wounds when Nigerian soldiers stormed the Lekki-VI toll gate venue of the #EndSARS protest and opened fire on peaceful protesters.

READ: Nigerian soldiers open fire on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll gate, kills many – BREAKING NEWS 

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In series of Tweets posted on his personal account, Governor Sanwo Olu wrote:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Meanwhile, the Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate situated on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was set on fire by yet to be identified persons.

While a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) situated on Admiralty Road Lekki Phase one was also burnt down.

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