Just in: Lagos state government breaks silence over Lekki massacre

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The Lagos state government has denied claims that it ordered security operatives to shoot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.

Protesters have taken to the facility for about two weeks to protest police brutality.

The state Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu on Tuesday, October 20, ordered a 24 hour curfew on every part of the state following attacks on several places and police formations across the state.

However, just about three hours after the order, clips showing soldiers shooting unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate surfaced online, with many killed.

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However the state said in series of tweets: “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.

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“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. Gbenga Omotoso HC, Information and Strategy.”

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