EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu orders investigation of Lekki Toll Gate shooting

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By Anayo Ezugwu

FOLLOWING the shooting and killing of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has ordered an immediate investigation into the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting.

The governor, in a statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, commissioner for information and strategy, said the shooting was allegedly done by some men of the Nigerian Army. “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”

According to the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down. He assured that the government will do everything within its power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.

Realnews had earlier reported that the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm, which was later shifted to 9pm on Tuesday, October 20. This was due to the raging #EndSARS protests and demonstrations in the state, which has been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums, with attacks on innocent citizens and destruction of properties.

– Oct. 21, 2020 @ 8:35 GMT |

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