Lekki shooting: Governor Sanwo-Olu confirms two deaths

Lekki shooting: Governor Sanwo-Olu confirms two deaths

- In relation to the Lekki shooting, two deaths have now been confirmed

- The confirmation was made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, October 22

- However, Sanwo-Olu said it has not been confirmed whether the casualties were actually protesters

- Before this submission, the governor had said that no fatality was recorded in the unfortunate incident

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Contrary to his submission on the Lekki shooting on Tuesday, October 20, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that at least two persons have been confirmed dead.

Sanwo-Olu made this confirmation in his interview with Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, where he said that one more death has been confirmed.

The Lagos governor had on Wednesday, October 21, announced that a casualty was recorded at a hospital but the state was still investigating whether it was as a result of the shooting.

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Lekki shooting: Governor Sanwo-Olu confirms two deaths
Governor Sanwo-Olu confirms two deaths in Lekki shooting (Photo: Nairametrics)
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Meanwhile, the government of the United States (US) condemned the alleged use of force by security personnel on unarmed protesters in the Lekki shooting that ensued on Tuesday, October 20.

In a statement on Thursday, October 22, the secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, called for justice on soldiers who brutalised EndSARS protesters during the rally.

Pompeo said the US will welcome any thorough investigation into the tragic development that reportedly led to the death and injuries of protesters.

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Before this, Sanwo-Olu lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.

The Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.

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Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.

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