Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has apologised to Lagosians on the recent killings in the State. In a late Thursday speech, the governor also assure all of the incident surrounding the Lekki Toll Gate killings by Soldiers.
The governor’s speech reads:
“We mourn the lives we have lost across the state and to the families that we could have better protected, I sincerely apologise. To the police and law enforcement that have lost members, we mourn these important members of our community.
“I was on Arise TV where I spoke on what we are doing to return normalcy to our state. I mentioned my call to the President after which the Chief of Defence Staff called to assure us on helping to restor security to our state.
“Lagos will be stronger. We will rebuild bridges and we will deliver on the good work we started on ending police brutality and providing justice.
“The unfortunate incident that happened served as a catalyst that fueled anger and looting by thugs across the state. Fake news and click baiting has also spread across social media further causing more chaos. I mourn the various losses across the state.
“We are working to stabilise things across the state as we look to rebuild. The state team is working with the hospitals and emergency services to verify the details of everyone involved in incidents across the state.
“On the false report of removal of CCTV, LCC has confirmed that what was removed were infrared car scanners. Evidence from the surveillance cameras (which wasn’t removed) will be used to aid investigations into the incident and a panel will be constituted to probe the shooting”