President Muhammadu Buhari has warned youths protesting nationwide with demands for police reforms to desist from further demonstrating.
Mr Buhari gave the warning this evening, 48 hours after soldiers swooped on demonstrators opening live rounds on them.
Although the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said no death was recorded at the time, social media evidences are pointing to the contrary.
After the massacre, hoodlums went on rampage setting private and government properties ablaze.
In his address, Buhari warned the protesters mainly the youths to desist from further action. He said this is because it has been hijacked and defaulters would be going against national security, an act that will not be condoned.
“In the circumstances, I would like to appeal to protesters to note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful, and resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy,” Mr Buhari said.
“For you to do otherwise will amount to undermining national security and the law and order situation. Under no circumstances will this be tolerated.
“I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding,” he added.