Lekki killings: Buhari has not picked my calls – Sanwo-Olu


The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his efforts to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari over Tuesday’s killings of EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate have been in vain.

Buhari has maintained a radio silence despite global outrage that greeted the attack on EndSARS protesters by security operatives and hoodlums who are believed to be perpetrating the onslaught on the peaceful protesters at the instigation of the authorities.

Most parts of Lagos have been on fire as hoodlums torched and looted public assets and businesses with link to former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and different forms of conspiracy theories including ethnic motive and 2023 presidential election bandied around as the cause.

Sanwo-Olu in an interview with Arise Television on Thursday morning hinted of his frustration to brief the President about the Lekki incident saying twice he called him on phone but were answered and had to send text message, which Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, responded to.

His word, “The first time I called him(Buhari), he has not come to the office and the second time, he was in FEC meeting. I had to send him a text message and the Chief of Defence Staff called me that he (Buhari) asked him to call me.”

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