Reacting to the claims by the Nigerian Army that Sanwolu Invited them to Lekki Toll Gate insisting they didn’t shoot the protesters, Governor Sanwolu of Lagos, has said there is nothing wrong in inviting the military to quell riots if it sees the need for such but he didn’t ask them to shoot.
In a statement Released by Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, said this on Tuesday night Speaking to the Nigerian Tribune in a telephone interview, there is nothing wrong to call the military to intervene in the face of lawlessness and anarchy, saying the statement from the military command made it even clear that its men did not shoot at anybody and what they did followed strictly the rule of engagement.
He said: “The angle should actually be that the military has come out to deny that they shot at anybody. There has been the accusation saying that they shot, they killed.
“If you read that statement very well, the Army is saying that they did not shoot at civilians and that what they did followed strictly the rule of engagement.
“And then, if you read the statement very well, the angle of Lagos State government, you understand. There is nothing wrong to say, lawlessness, anarchy has come and the military should be called to intervene. There is nothing wrong there, there is nothing wrong there.”