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Lekki Tollgate shootings at #ENDSARS Protesters: ‘I reached out to Buhari’- Sanwo-Olu

By Amidu Arije

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said he made attempt at reaching out to President Muhammadu Buhari over the shooting at #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate and got a response from the Chief of Defence Staff as a result.

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The Governor who spoke during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday also said CCTVs that were removed from the tollgate were car scanners not surveillance cameras.

He said the surveillance cameras are still there up till now and that footages from there cameras wil be used during imvestigations into the cause of the shootings.

Sanwo-Olu also said use of false social media information fuelled the crisis.
Read below Takeaways from Sanwo-Olu’s interview with Arise TV

  1. Governor Sanwo-Olu reached out to Mr. President to report the shooting at Lekki and got a call from the Chief of Defence Staff as a result of the call.
  2. LCC has confirmed that the CCTVs removed were infrared car scanners. Not surveillance cameras.
  3. Evidence from the surveillance cameras will aid investigations into the Lekki toll gate shooting.
  4. The Military command chain does not report to any sitting Governor.
  5. An investigation panel will be constituted and inaugurated by next week Monday to determine those behind the Lekki shooting and bring them to justice.
  6. False social media information fuelled the crisis.
  7. Mr. Governor and health personnel visited hospitals in Lekki to determine number of injured and dead youth protesters.
  8. Unfortunately, two deaths were confirmed at the time of interview with Arise TV.
  9. Residents with factual evidence on additional deaths as a result of the Lekki shooting should submit them to the Panel of Inquiry.
  10. Residents need to come together for genuine reconciliation to forge a better and stronger Lagos State.
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