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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

30 Hospitalised Following Tollgate Shooting

                • Sanwo - Olu visits victims 

From Goodwin Akomah, Lagos

No fewer than 30 people have been hospitalised at different healthcare facilities in Lagos State following the shooting, arson, violence and destruction that trailer the hijacked EndSARS campaign in the state on Tuesday.

 Governor Jide Sanwo - Olu disclosed that 
"there are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos Island, 11 at Reddington hospital and 4 at Vedic hospital with mild to moderate levels of injuries, while 2 are receiving intensive medical care."

Sanwo - Olu who announced this on his Instagram page shortly visiting the victims, added that three patients have been discharged, describing yesterday night as "toughest night of his life."

He however, expressed the confidence that Lagosians would come out of the situation stronger.

" This may be the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make notes in our history, but we will face it. 
As a Father and Governor, I watched in anguish the unacceptable event that occurred last night at the Lekki tollgate. 

"The decision to impose curfew was borne out of concern for innocent protesters and the entire citizenry of our dear state. It will be foolhardy for a leader to try to protect his citizens and still turn around to put their lives at risk.

"However, this is not the time to trade blames. We will take it in our stride and move.

"I paid a visit to all the victims of the unfortunate shooting incident at the various hospitals where they are being urgently attended to.

"There are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital in Lagos Island, 11 at Reddington hospital and 4 at Vedic hospital with mild to moderate levels of injuries, while 2 are receiving intensive medical care. And 3 patients have been discharged.

"I implored the attending doctors to give them the best care, while we cover all their medical bills. 

"We are working with the Federal Govt to harmonize and stabilize all security operations while prioritizing the lives of the residents we swore to protect and serve.

"I would also be giving a statewide address in a few hours.

"We will come out stronger."

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