The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagosians that the incident of the past few days would only help the State to be stronger and more united.
Sanwo-Olu was speaking in the wake of the shooting and killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll-gate.
The governor commisserated with the families that lost loved ones and offered an apology to them on behalf of the state.
“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 mentioned my call to the President after which the Chief of Defence Staff called to assure us on helping to restor 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.”
He also assured residents of the state that work is ongoing to see that normalcy is restored to 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.
“…I understand that tempers are high but we are beginning to get a clearer picture of the things that led us to this point and I want to ask us to be circumspect to avoid further losses and triggering other sentiments. Do not encourage thugs through parody and inciteful words.”