Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has ordered an investigation into Sunday’s alleged attack on a bus conveying journalists on Lagos Island.
The alleged attack occurred between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran.
Specifically, the incident took place during the APC presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, June 20, that Sanwo-Olu has also directed that the perpetrators must be fished out and made to face the law.
Omotoso said that government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.
”Lagos state government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem…The government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.
”Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans,” he said.
Meanwhile, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, June 19, charged traditional rulers to join hands with the state and federal governments to ensure adequate security of the lives and property of Nigerians.
Osinbajo gave the charge in Ibadan at a programme organised by a socio-cultural group, Yoruba World Centre; to celebrate Olubadàn of Ibadan, Oba Olalekan Balogun’s first 100 days on the stool.
Equally important, the vice-president, who was represented by a legal luminary, Niyi Akintola, said the charge became necessary for peace and tranquility to reign across the country.
He said traditional rulers should also prioritise promotion of culture and tradition; saying this would enhance peaceful coexistence and encourage brotherhood.
Further, Osinbajo charged Yoruba people, whom he described as people of honour and integrity, not to give room to “those who try to destabilise our brotherliness through the display of abnormal acts. That is not who we are.
“We are ‘Omoluabis’ (well-bred). We have respect for culture and tradition. Also, we respect our elders. We cherish and encourage mutual progress for peace and tranquillity in our communities and in the nation.’’