The Nigerian Government has responded to the Lekki Tollgate Shootings of October 20 in Lagos.
Among Trending News are reports of shootings of #ENDSARS protesters who were at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos demanding an end to police brutalty and a better Nigeria.
The Nigerian Government has reacted to this news saying that they have began looking into what happened. The Statement was released by the State Commisioner of Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso.
The full statement is as follows;
“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.
He advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.
The Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times. Gbenga Omotoso HC, Information and Strategy”