The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has admitted that Nigerian Military officers ordered the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate last week Tuesday.
Sanwoolu, during a live interview on CNN, disclosed that according to CCTV footage gotten from the scene of the shooting, officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the attack.
POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Lekki shooting generated a massive outcry from human rights organisations and the international community, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the incident.
When asked about who ordered the shooting and which security branch carried out the order, Sanwoolu said;
“From the footage that we can see, there are cameras at that facility. It seems to me that there were men in military uniform, should be Nigerian Army.”
The Interviewer pressed further,”So you’re saying that it was Military officers who ordered peaceful protesters to be shot in lekki?”
Sanwoolu replied; “Yes, they were there. That’s what it shows”.
When asked if anyone will be held accountable, Sanwoolu said; “They certainly would….I mean, we’ll do everything to ensure that they are held accountable”
“I’m not the C-in-C, I’m Governor of the state.”
Jide Sanwoolu has now admitted that the military were deployed. And that there were casualties.
— 20.10.2020 (@I_Am_Ilemona) October 26, 2020