The All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has reacted to the claims of being involved in the bloody gunshots at Lekki, saying he will never be part of any carnage.
The APC Chieftain reacted to the Tuesday night attack in which viral videos saw security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State.
However,Tinubu on Wednesday morning, condemned the action allegedly carried out by the Nigerian Army, saying, “Why will they use live bullets?
“I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that”
The Former Governor of the State also denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company, the firm which manages the tollgate.
He said, “I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate”
“We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused and reported to the Presidency that I was behind the protests, that I was a sponsor of the protests"
Tinubu then “appealed to the youths” and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to respond to the demands of the protesters.
He said, “That was why he (Sanwo-Olu) set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The governor has gone to the home of one of the victims to appeal to them"
“He has put N200m together as part of restitution and compensation for those attacked”
It was reported that, in a bid to disperse #EndSARS protesters, security operatives reportedly opened fire on the youths at the Lekki tollgate around 7pm on Tuesday minutes after there was blackout and Lekki billboard went off.
Eyewitnesses claimed seven persons died in the attack while about 30 injured victims are currently receiving treatments at different hospitals in the Lekki area.
Three police stations and three banks were torched by hoodlums in Lagos on Tuesday.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had imposed a 24-hour curfew to stem the tide of the growing violence.
And Tuesday night attack has been themed "Black October", " A day never to be forgotten in Nigeria history", among others.