#EndSARS: Lagos govt speaks on Lekki massacre

The Lagos State government has ordered investigation into the massacre of peaceful protesters today by military personnel at Lekki area of the state.

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While demonstrators were at the Lekki Toll Gate demanding police reforms, soldiers of the Nigerian Army swooped on them opening fire as they scamper for safety.

Reacting in a statement, the state Commission of information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said his principal, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered investigation into the massacre which has reportedly left over a dozen dead.

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“There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens,” Mr Omotoso said.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish,” he added.

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