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Governor Babjide Sanwo Olu Apologizes For Yesterday’s Shooting At Lekki Toll Gate



The governor of the Lagos State, Babjide Sanwo Olu has apologized for yesterday’s shooting incident that involved the military and harmless protesters at the Lekki toll gate.

The governor whose actions and inactions led to the death of dozens of innocent civilians who gathered at the Lekki toll gate to protest took to Instagram to render an apology to the Nigerian youth and especially families that lost their relatives.

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The government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State yesterday and sent out Soldiers on the streets to enforce the curfew.

The soldiers fired at the protesters who were around the Lekki toll gate, killing dozens and leaving hundreds with life threatening injuries.

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It was reported that, government hospitals turned away protesters who were shot during the protest.

Sanwo Olu has now apologized via his Instagram page today for his actions. Below are his words.

“Yesterday’s events were no doubt some of the darkest gradients of our history as a State and as a people. As you are aware, I have been engaging the #EndSARS protesters since the protests started.

There are no excuses for the unfortunate incident that took place last night, and as the Governor, I apologize for every action and inaction.

I would like you to know that I am for you, I am with you, and I understand that indeed you’re not happy with the turn of events last night.

I want to once again, and passionately from the depth of my heart appeal to our teeming youths, to our protesters that you should please give peace a chance.
There have been several reported cases of arson, and of destruction of properties this morning.

We want to plead with parents, we want to appeal to guardians, I want to appeal to our citizens, especially our youths. I feel the pain, and I want to say once again that as your Governor, I will continue to ensure that every life does matter.”

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