In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, October, 2020

Governor Sanwo-Olu Confirms Two Deaths From Lekki Taking pictures

Governor Sanwo-Olu Confirms Two Deaths From Lekki Shooting

Lekki toll gate

Lekki toll gate

 

The federal government of Lagos state has confirmed two deaths after safety operatives opened fireplace on unarmed protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday.

 

The deaths have been confirmed on Thursday by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in an interview with Come up TV.

 

He had earlier stated there was no demise from the Lekki capturing.

 

On Wednesday, nevertheless, Mr Sanwo-Olu stated one demise was recorded within the hospital however the state was nonetheless investigating whether or not it was on account of the capturing.

 

“Data reaching us now could be life was misplaced at Reddington Hospital resulting from blunt pressure trauma to the pinnacle. It’s an unlucky and really unhappy loss. That is an remoted case. We’re nonetheless investigating if he was a protester,” he posted on his Twitter deal with.

 

On Thursday, Mr Sanwo-Olu stated two deaths have now been confirmed among the many protesters in Lekki. It’s unclear whether or not the affected person he previously posted about is among the many confirmed deaths.

 

The Lekki capturing occurred round 7 p.m. on Tuesday when troopers opened fireplace on unarmed protesters who have been holding a peaceable protest at Lekki toll gate.

 

The #EndSARS protest, a marketing campaign in opposition to police brutality and for the reform of the police, has been holding in several states of Nigeria for greater than two weeks.

 

The protesters on the Lekki toll gate had been protesting peacefully for a couple of week earlier than Tuesday’s incident, which has been condemned domestically and internationally, together with by Mr Sanwo-Olu.

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Whereas the protest in some components of the nation had turned violent, primarily after safety officers attacked protesters, that of Lekki remained peaceable and properly organised with the protesters even clearing their rubbish.

 

Nonetheless, on Tuesday, hours after a curfew introduced by Mr Sanwo-Olu on the state was to start, troopers opened fireplace to disperse the protesters.

 

Amnesty Worldwide estimates that 12 folks died from the Lekki capturing and an identical one in Alausa, Ikeja.

 

Mr Sanwo-Olu has condemned the assault and stated he was not concerned within the deployment of the troopers.

 

Talking on the capturing on Thursday, Mr Sanwo-Olu stated he has “no data in regards to the protocols of the army and the way they arrive out of their chain of command”.

 

“I don’t understand how the officers acquired all of it fallacious as a result of the instruction was that police received’t be out till 10-10:30 p.m. when all residents ought to have gotten to their varied properties. That is completely in opposition to what we stand for.

“The military doesn’t report back to me, I’ve reported the matter to the best command within the army,” he stated.

 

The governor stated the state will examine the incident and urged residents with factual proof on further deaths from the Lekki capturing to submit them to a panel of inquiry he intends to arrange on the shootings.

“It’s not one thing we’re going to gloss over. A judicial panel shall be set as much as examine it. I’ve escalated it to the best stage of the army,” he stated.

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