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Shocking as Lagos State governor,babajide sanwo-olu says No one died in Lekki shootings
Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , says no death was recorded in Tuesday night attack in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State .
The governor made this known in a live broadcast on Wednesday morning , saying two critically wounded victims had been operated on and were in stable condition while others with “ mild to moderate ” cases are still receiving treatments at various hospitals in the area .
Sanwo – Olu , who admitted that soldiers opened fire on # EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate area last night in a bid to disperse them , said he is currently engaging the leadership of the Nigerian Army on the development .
He noted that as a governor of the state , the control of military forces was not under his purview .
Sanwo – Olu said, “ For clarity , it is imperative to explain that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military . I have , nonetheless , ordered an investigation into the rules of engagement adopted by men of the Nigerian Army that were deployed to the Lekki toll gate last night .
“ This is with a view to take this up with higher commands of the Nigerian Army and to seek the intervention of Mr President in his capacity to as the Commander – In-Chief to unravel the sequence of events that happened yesterday ( Tuesday ) night.
“ Fellow Lagosians , whilst we pray for the swift recovery of the injured , we have not recorded any fatality as against the widespread circulation on social media. ”
“ Myself and the leadership of the ministry of health have been going round . Indeed , we went round the hospitals last night. We went round mortuaries last night to see and to monitor for ourselves what has happened and to look and identified the injured protesters.
“ We personally visited the hospitals that took in these patients . 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos , 11 patients were at the two locations of the Reddington Hospitals both in Lekki and Victoria Island, ” he said , adding others sets were at various hospitals in the Lekki area .
“ I want to expressly say that over the night, two of them had to go through surgery and I am happy to say that they are all stable and they are recovering very well . Quite a number of others are just mild to moderate states.
“ Indeed , three of them had been discharged this morning and I am told that additional three to four will be discharged anytime from now . ”