Lagos residents raining curses on, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of the state after he said no death was recorded in Tuesday night attack in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State.
The governor made this known in a live broadcast on Wednesday morning.
Sanwo-Olu said two critically wounded victims had been operated on and were in stable condition while others with “mild to moderate” cases 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 Nigerian Army on the development.
Anybody that said there was no death , will bury his own children, Insha Allah
— JUST AYO (@ayoqx_) October 21, 2020
He noted that as a governor of the state, the control of military forces was not under his purview.
Sanwo-Olu said, “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.
GOD PUNISH YOU!!!!!! WHAT BOUT THESR PROTESTERS????! pic.twitter.com/qelOYhL370
— Dorcas Shola Fapson (@Ms_DSF) October 21, 2020
“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.
Mr. Sanwoolu, it’s good that you’ve abandoned the ‘there was no casualty’ narrative to “life lost due to blunt force”.
Does this look like ‘blunt force’ to you?
— DK (@dupekilla) October 21, 2020
“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.” Sanwo-Olu said among many other things.
We would bury him, not his kids, his innocent children didn't do us like this. They themselves would be buried soon
— Uncle Solá 'LeBron' (@adesoladewumi1) October 21, 2020