In a further reaction to the Lekki massacre in which security forces fired live rounds at #EndSARS protesters; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised to address residents of the state this morning.
Sanwo-Olu made this known via his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday morning.
The governor, who visited hospitals to see victims of the Lekki massacre, also gave an update on their conditions. He disclosed that some of the patients had been discharged; even as he pledged to continue to monitor the conditions of others.
‘‘As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table…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 this morning,’’ he had tweeted.
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.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 21, 2020
On the injured, he stated that ‘‘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.”
Earlier, 1st News had reported that Sanwo-Olu had ordered an immediate investigation into the Lekki massacre; which occurred on Tuesday, October 20 at Lekki Toll Plaza area, Lagos State.
The development saw an escalation of huge outrage on social media.
It was gathered that light around the toll plaza went off before the security agents stormed the protesters, shooting sporadically.
Sanwo-Olu, while reacting in a statement issued by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso; said there had 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.
Omotoso stated that the Lagos governor had advised security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew; noting that the ‘‘governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times”.