The Lagos State Government has denied ordering the shooting of protesters in Lekki toll plaza.
In a press release, the State Government said: “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 government has ordered an investigation into the incident.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu advised security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew while urging residents to observe a peaceful atmosphere.
He advised 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 said he would do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.