Sanwo-Olu Visit Injured Lekki Toll Gate Protesters, Denied Involvement in Military Attack

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The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied involvement with the military attacks that occurred at the Lekki-toll gate, on Tuesday evening.

The soldiers had opened fired on defenseless peaceful protesters and many sustained injuries and causality is yet to be determined.

According to a statement obtained by, Gov. 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 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 and livelihood of our residents.”

Gov. Sanwo-Olu will be delivering a state broadcast in the morning today, Wednesday 21st, October 2020.