Hospitalised Lekki Protesters Turn Off Face As Governor Visits

  The State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu ,in the early hours of Wednesday coroner 21,2020, paid a visit to those at the hospital who were injuries as a result of the shooting at Lekki Toll gate. 

  On Tuesday October 20,2020, the protesters were attacked by military officials who shot them at random minutes after a dawn curfew was announced. 

  The State governor visited the injured but was not welcomed by them as some turned away their faces. The governor reacting to this, assured that he will look into the matter and stabilize the security in order to protect the lives of its citizens. 

  “This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.

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“I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki .

“It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.

“3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.

“As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents,”

“I will give a state broadcast in the morning",he wrote. 

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This may be the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make notes in our history, but we will face it. As a Father and Governor, I watched in anguish the unacceptable event that occurred last night at the Lekki tollgate. The decision to impose curfew was borne out of concern for innocent protesters and the entire citizenry of our dear state. It will be foolhardy for a leader to try to protect his citizens and still turn around to put their lives at risk. However, this is not the time to trade blames. We will take it in our stride and move. I paid a visit to all the victims of the unfortunate shooting incident at the various hospitals where they are being urgently attended to. There are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos Island, 11 at Reddington hospital and 4 at Vedic hospital with mild to moderate levels of injuries, while 2 are receiving intensive medical care. And 3 patients have been discharged. I implored the attending doctors to give them the best care, while we cover all their medical bills. We are working with the Federal Govt to harmonize and stabilize all security operations while prioritizing the lives of the residents we swore to protect and serve. I would also be giving a statewide address in a few hours. We will come out stronger.

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