Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said there is nothing wrong with inviting the Nigerian Army to quell unrest if they see the need.
The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor Sanwo- Olu, Gboyega àkọsílẹ made this statement known as a reply to statements made by the Nigerian Army.
Recall that Gistongist had reported that the military’s decision to deploy men to Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 where #EndSARS peaceful protesters gathered, was based on the request of the government of Lagos state.
The governor’s press secretary in a telephone interview said there is nothing wrong with calling the military to intervene in the face of anarchy and lawlessness, Tribune reports.
Akọsílẹ added that the military’s statement made it clear that his men did not shoot anyone and what they did strictly follow the rule of engagement.
He said, “The angle should actually be that the military has come to deny that he shot anyone. It has not been the accusation saying that shot, killed.
“If you read this statement very well, the Army is saying that no civilians shot and what they did, strictly followed the rule of engagement.
“And then, if you read the press very well, the steering angle of Lagos State, understood. There is nothing bad to say, disorder, anarchy and the military has come to be called to intervene. Nothing wrong there, there is nothing wrong there.”