Following the massacre at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 reportedly by the Nigerian Soldiers, Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwoolu has blamed the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS Protesters in Lekki on Tuesday night on ‘Forces beyond his control’.
In a statement issued shortly after visiting victims of the shooting in hospital, Sanwo-olu expressed deep sadness over the issue adding that the incident has left a dark note in the history of the state.
“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 of our residents.”
According to DJ Switch who was at the scene last night, about 78 persons have been confirmed dead while scores are injured and receiving medical attention.