- In the spirit of proactive leadership, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to the victims of Lekki shooting
- The governor described the shooting of protesters as unfortunate and sad, adding that Lagos state will come out stronger
- Sanwo-Olu also promised to make a state broadcast on Wednesday morning and monitor the situation closely
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As manifold reactions continue to trail the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said he has visited the victims of the unfortunate incident.
The governor made this disclosure in a tweet on Wednesday, October 21, describing the incident as unfortunate and sad.
The governor, who stated that the shooting is "beyond direct control" of government, however, assured that Lagos state will "come out stronger."
Governor Sanwo-Olu said there are currently ten patients at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington and four at Vedic with mild to moderate levels of injuries. He added that two patients are receiving intensive medical care.
The governor further stated that three patients have, however, been discharged. He promised that the government will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.
"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 .
"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."
The governor also promised to make a state broadcast on Wednesday morning to give more explanation on the development.
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