Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwu-Olu has denied any involvement in the shooting incident which took place at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.
The governor, in a statement released on his social media handle, blamed the killings of some peaceful protesters on some “forces” which he said were beyond his control.
“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. 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.
“As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents.
“I will give a state broadcast in the morning,” Sanwu-Olu said.