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Lagos denies asking soldiers to shoot at protesters at Lekki Tollgate, calls for calm

By Amidu Arije

The Lagos State government has denied knowledge of soldiers shooting at peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll gate of the state on Tuesday.

In a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso on his Twitter handle on Tuesday said the state government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Omotoso said protection of lives of Lagosians remains paramount in the heart of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at all times.

The statement reads: “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.​

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 advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear State upside down.

The Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.”

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