The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has apologised to Lagosians over the Lekki shootings while commiserating with families of victims and law enforcement agencies.
In a message released on Twitter on Thursday, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech which said nothing about the Lekki killings, Sawo-Olu wrote:
“We mourn the lives we have lost across the state and to the families that we could have better protected, I sincerely apologise.
To the police and law enforcement that have lost members, we mourn these important members of our community.
I was on Arise TV where I spoke on what we are doing to return normalcy to our state.
“I mentioned my call to the President after which the Chief of Defence Staff called to assure us on helping to restore security to our state.
”Lagos will be stronger. We will rebuild bridges and we will deliver on the good work we started on ending police brutality and providing justice.
“The unfortunate incident that happened served as a catalyst that fueled anger and looting by thugs across the state. Fake news and click baiting has also spread across social media further causing more chaos. I mourn the various losses across the state.
“We are working to stabilise things across the state as we look to rebuild. The state team is working with the hospitals and emergency services to verify the details of everyone involved in incidents across the state.