Despite video evidence on social media, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that there were no casualties at Tuesday evening’s shooting at the Lekki toll gate.
Mr Sanwo-olu while speaking in a live broadcast about the Tuesday night incident said, “Fellow Lagosians, while we pray for a swift recovery for the injured, we are comforted that no fatalities were recorded as widely circulated on the social media.
However, insensitivity with the mood of the state and the nation at this time, the governor directed the immediate suspension of all State activities for 3-days except those connected with the governance of security in the State and the management of the current issue.
“The lowering of the flags in all government establishments for 3-days.
“The constitution of a 5-man Fact-Finding Committee into the Rules of Engagement ordered and adopted by the Nigerian Army.
Earlier the Nigerian Army through it’s verified Twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy denied shooting on Tuesday despite video evidence showing uniformed soldiers opening fire on peaceful protesters at the toll gate.
Lagos State has been on a curfew but irate youths set TVC headquarters, NPA office police station, Oyingbo bus station and other buildings on fire. In some other parts, there have been cases of vandalism and looting including the Oba of Lagos’ Palace.
While in other locations, there have been reported cases of police killings as residents scamper for safety.