The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied responsibility for the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said this during a visit to the victims at the various hospitals they were rushed to for proper medical treatment.
Soldiers had opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate for violating curfew time set by the state government to curb the excesses of hoodlums who had hijacked the protests.
He said “Forces beyond the state’s control are responsible for the gruesome act.
“This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.
“I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.
“It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.
“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. 3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.
“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.”