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Monday, October 12, 2020

#EndSARS: No protester killed in Lagos but bystander - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Government has denied any protester was killed during Monday's #ENDSARS demonstration across the commercial centre of excellence, reports 
This was against the backdrop of social-media information circulating that one protester, at least was shot dead on Monday in Surulere axis of Lagos State.

But the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso explained to ITREALMS that was not the case.

As said by Omotoso, "the attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to reports that an #EndSARS protester has been killed in Surulere. This is not true."

He also clarified that "A group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping. They shot three officers. One of them, Inspector Erinfolami Ayodeji, unfortunately, died. The others are Inspectors Ekein Joshua and Peter Agabi."

In addition, he said, the hoodlums, while escaping, fired into the air and "A bystander was hit. He also died - sadly."

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, he said, has commiserated with the families, who lost their loved ones and prays that God will strengthen them.

He urged all those concerned to ensure that these protests do not degenerate further and create room for hoodlums who do not mean well for our society.

The government is working with the Police to ensure the restoration of the peace that Lagos has always been proud of.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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