Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared today ‘The toughest night of our lives’ asatbENDSARS protesters were shot at by men of the Nigerian Army at Lekki Tollgate where a large number of protesters have been coordinating the demonstration to end police brutality in the country.
Mr Sanwo-Olu had gone on to visit victims of the attack, pledging his support for them while admitting the situation was beyond his control.
The government had earlier imposed a 24 hour curfew across the state, after multiple violence were recorded including the burning down of a police station.
The full stated read:
”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.
”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. I will give a state broadcast in the morning
”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.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu had earlier in the day imposed a 24 hour curfew across the state owing to the ongoing violence as hoodlums have attacked government facilities.