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  • Updated: October 21, 2020

Lekki Massacre: No Death Recorded At Lekki Shootings- Sanwo-Olu

Lekki Massacre: No Death Recorded At Lekki Shootings- Sanwo-

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has claimed that no death was recorded during the attack on peaceful protesters in the Lekki axis of the state.

Sanwo-Olu who debunked news of different figures of death making round social media during a live broadcast on Wednesday morning said that while some protesters were injured, there was no death recorded during the protest.

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He further revealed that two of the protesters who sustained an injury while unidentified security men opened fire on the protesting youths were successfully operated on overnight.

“Fellow Lagosians, whilst we pray for the swift recovery of the injured, we have not recorded any fatality as against the widespread circulation on social media.”

“Myself and the leadership of the ministry of health have been going round. Indeed, we went round the hospitals last night. We went round mortuaries last night to see and to monitor for ourselves what has happened and to look and identified the injured protesters.

“We personally visited the hospitals that took in these patients. 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos, 11 patients were at the two locations of the Reddington Hospitals both in Lekki and Victoria Island,” he said, adding others sets were at various hospitals in the Lekki area.

“I want to expressly say that over the night, two of them had to go through surgery and I am happy to say that they are all stable and they are recovering very well. Quite a number of others are just mild to moderate states.

“Indeed, three of them had been discharged this morning and I am told that an additional three to four will be discharged anytime from now,” Sanwo-Olu during the live broadcast said.

It will be recalled that AllNews earlier reported that Sanwo-Ou confirmed that the men of the Nigerian military were deployed to the venue of the protest.

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