By Royal Ibeh,
While Lagosians await the state government to give a statement on the shooting incident at Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Mr. Sanwo-Olu, said he was visiting victims at various hospitals.
Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this via his Twitter handle said, “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.
“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 have just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.”
The governor, while giving an update, said, “There are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington and four at Vedic; with mild to moderate levels of injuries while two are receiving intensive medical care. Three patients have been discharged and we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care.”
As the Governor of the state, Sanwo-Olu said he recognised that the buck stops at his table and assured that he will work with the federal government to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of residents living in Lagos state, while adding that he will give a state broadcast in the morning.
Meanwhile, in the early hours of the shooting, ambulances were present at the scene, with the First cardiology, Premier Specialist Lekki, VICHS, St. Nicholas Hospital, George’s Memorial Medical Center, Lagoon Hospital and Reddington Hospital having surgeons on standby to give free treatments to victims from gun shot wounds sustained at Lekki toll gate.