Lekki shooting: I'll report army to high command, Buhari, says Sanwo-Olu

Lekki shooting: I'll report army to high command, Buhari, says Sanwo-Olu

- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to report officers of the Nigerian Army who shot at protesters to "higher command"

- The governor also threatened to report the officers to President Muhammadu Buhari being the commander-in-chief

- Sanwo-Olu explained that as a sitting governor, he has no power and control over the rule of engagement of the military

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Amid ongoing violence and repeated attacks on facilities in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to report the Nigeria Army operatives who shot at the peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate to the military "high command."

Speaking during a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, closely monitored by Legit.ng, Governor Sanwo-Olu sued for understanding and peace.

The governor also stated that he would report the security operatives who carried out the attack on unarmed protesters to President Muhammadu Buhari, being the commander-in-chief.

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Lekki shooting: I'll report army to high command, Buhari, Sanwo-Olu
Governor Sanwo-Olu threatened to report the officers who shot protesters at Lekki to President Buhari. Credit: Channels TV.
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Sanwo-Olu described the incident as unfortunate and tragic, adding that he was never involved in the directives that saw armed operatives open fire on the demonstrators.

"For clarity, it is imperative to explain that no sitting governor controls the rule of engagement of the military. I have nonetheless instructed an investigation into the order and adopted rule of engagement employed by officers of the Nigerian Army that were deployed to the Lekki toll gate last night."
"This will reveal to taking this up with the higher command of the Nigerian Army and to seek the intervention of Mr president in his capacities as the commander in chief to unravel the sequence of event that happened yesterday night."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu apologised to the residents of Lagos state following the shooting of peaceful protesters by security operatives which reportedly resulted to casualties.

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According to him, when the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Lagos state and the youths defied the directives, there was no leader of the protesting group to talk to.

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