No death recorded in Lekki shootings —Sanwo-Olu




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Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says death recorded in Tuesday night in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos .

The governor made this known in a live on Wednesday morning, saying critically wounded victims had been operated on and were in stable condition while others “mild to moderate” are still receiving treatments at various hospitals in the area.

Sanwo-Olu, who admitted that soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate area last night in a bid to disperse them, said he is currently engaging the leadership of the on the development.

He noted that as a governor of the , the control of military forces not under his purview.

Sanwo-Olu said, “For clarity, it is imperative to explain that 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 that were deployed to the Lekki toll gate last night.

“This is a view to take this up higher commands of the 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 of the injured, we have not recorded any fatality as against the widespread circulation on media.”

 

“Myself and the leadership of the of health have been going round. Indeed, we went round the hospitals last night. We went round mortuaries last night to see and to monitor for ourselves what has happened and to look and identified the injured protesters.

“We personally visited the hospitals that took in these patients. 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos, 11 patients were at the locations of the Reddington Hospitals both in Lekki and Victoria Island,” he said, adding others sets were at various hospitals in the Lekki area.

“I want to expressly say that the night, of them had to go through surgery and I am happy to say that they are all stable and they are recovering very well. Quite a number of others are just mild to moderate states.

“Indeed, three of them had been discharged this morning and I am told that additional three to four be discharged anytime from now.”

 

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