Lekki toll gate protest: Sanwo-Olu confirms soldiers shot at protesters


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed that soldiers shot at EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate last Tuesday.

The incident is mired in controversy with the Army authorities denying that soldiers were deployed to the scene despite video evidence suggesting otherwise.

Sanwo-Olu in an interview he granted the ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson programme’ on CNN on Monday, said soldiers shot at protesting youths at the scene but was unsure whether high casualties were recorded.

His word, “Two dead bodies, that is what we have seen from all the morgues, that’s what we have seen going to hospitals, that’s what we have seen as record.

“What has happened is that there have been so many footages that were seen, that people have shown, but we have not seen bodies; we have not seen relatives; we have not seen anybody truly coming out to say ‘I am a father or a mother to someone and I cannot find that person’.

“Nobody has turned up. I have been to the ground. There is no blood anywhere there.

“From the footage that we could see, because there were cameras at that facility; it seems to me that they would be men in military uniform. That’s what the footage shows.”

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