According to Gbenga Omotoso, the State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident and the governor has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew.
Several of the many protesters at the Lekki toll gate have been shot dead by soldiers for defying the 4pm curfew order.
This was confirmed by several celebrities who are around the vicinity.
Noble Reporters Media reports that Actress Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermortt raised the first alarm saying “Help, they are shooting protesters at Lekki toll gate..”
Singer PSquare also confirmed same saying “Nigerian soldiers shooting at lekki toll gate now, protesters dead!!! What a failed government!”
Lagos Gov’t, Sanwo Olu reacts.
Lagos state HC, Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso has released a statement following the shooting of peaceful #EndSars protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos today, 20th of October, 2020.
Read the full statement below;
“There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.
He advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.
The Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.
HC, Information and Strategy”