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‘No fatalities recorded’ —Governor Sanwo-Olu speaks on Lekki tollgate shooting



Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there was no fatility in the shooting of EndSARS protesters by security operatives at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening.

He made the claim during a broadcast on Wednesday.

“Three of the injured protesters have been discharged, while some are in the hospital. There is no record of any fatalities,” he said.

The governor said that two victims were critically wounded but were now in stable condition after being operated upon.

He said that others, who got “mild to moderate” cases were still receiving treatments at various hospitals in the area.

The governor, meanwhile, admitted that soldiers shot live bullets at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in efforts to disperse them.

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Sanwo-Olu said he was engaging the leadership of the Nigerian Army on the incident, adding that as a governor, he was not in control of military forces.

“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.

“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,” he said.

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