Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday morning, paid a visit to protesters injured at the Lekki tollgate area on Tuesday evening.
He was at some of the hospitals where #EndSARS protesters rushed their injured after they were attacked by armed forces. Accompanying Sanwo-Olu on the visit was the deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, and other state officials.
The governor also took to tweeter to describe the incident as unfortunate and sad as he shared pictures of himself visiting those injured in the shooting.
According to Sanwo-Olu, 10 victims are currently being treated at the state-owned General Hospital, 11 at Reddington Hospital, and four at Vedic Lifecare Hospital. He also said two victims of the shooting were receiving intensive medical care while three victims had been released.
The governor did not give the figure of the fatalities from the shooting, but witnesses said there were about a dozen dead. Mr Sanwo-Olu promised to make a state broadcast later this morning.
Giving a statement he said, “I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.
“It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.
“There are currently 10 patients at the Gen Hospital, 11 at Reddington and 4 at Vedic; with mild to moderate levels of injuries while 2 are receiving intensive medical care. 3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.”
This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.
I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki . pic.twitter.com/r5idAn9Pxw
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 21, 2020