Osinbajo empathises with families of Lekki Massacre victims

Osinbajo empathises with families of Lekki Massacre victims

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condoled with victims of shootings which occurred in Lekki, Lagos.

Osinbajo also expressed grief over loss lives in Lagos and other parts of the country as a result of the #ENDSARS protests.

#EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate were attacked with guns on Oct. 20.

Osinbajo, in a series of tweets, on Thursday, October 22, said he had reached out to those in hospital and prayed that such would not happen again.

“My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“Also, I spoke to some of that in hospital; the pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them.

“I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, the Lagos state government on Wednesday, October 21; mandated a probe into the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in the Lekki area of the state.

1st News had reported that an unconfirmed number was killed; while several others were injured after soldiers attacked the protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday evening.

Consequently, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information; Gbenga Omotosho, disclosed the commencement of a probe in a statement on Tuesday night.

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He said: “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.”

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