The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has condemned the attack on peaceful protesters in Alausa today.
“I strongly condemn the attack of peaceful protesters by armed and unscrupulous elements trying to cause chaos in Alausa today”.
The Governor says his “government will never tolerate the attack of protesters”.
He also refuted claims that the Lagos state bus service dropped off the thugs who disrupted the protests. He added that he has instructed the state team to get to the root of the matter.
“I have received reports involving a bus in our state bus service. Our buses will never be involved in such activities and I have instructed the state team to get to the root of it”.
He reiterated that his government believes firmly in democratic ideals. “I understand the atmosphere of distrust in which things are happening and how rapidly the situation has escalated, but I need to let every Lagosian understand that our government believes firmly in democratic ideals and will continue to act in accordance with our belief”.