We Didn’t Sponsor Thugs Against Protesters ….Lagos Government
The Lagos State Government has distanced itself from the attack of protesters by hoodlums earlier today in Alausa, saying the allegations are wild and unfounded.
It stated that the state government will never encourage thuggery or any act of violence that may put the lives and businesses of Lagosians at risk and is strongly committed to ensuring that the youths are well protected.
In a statement released on the verified twitter handle of the state, the government , the BRT bus alleged to have conveyed the thugs to the protest ground was on its normal daily operation and scared passengers who felt endangered only ran out of the vehicle on sighting protesters.
“Such wild allegations were obviously concocted by enemies of peace and orderliness to whip up sentiments against the government, which has been doing everything possible to resolve the crisis by identifying with our youths in their efforts towards police reforms”.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been preaching peace. So has the Deputy Governor, who addressed the protesters last Friday. The Governor has addressed them twice – at the Lekki Toll Gate and at the House of Assembly.
Besides, the Governor visited the President to tender their five-point demand. He ensured that all the protesters arrested by the police were released unconditionally”, the statement said.
The State government used the opportunity to advised Lagosians to be careful even as they exercise their civil rights as health experts have warned that a second Covid-19 wave is likely if safety guidelines and social distancing are not strictly adhered to.
The government also seek the cooperation of the masses in putting an end to the crisis as soon as possible.