Governor OF Lagos state visits victims of the #EndSARS protest

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the shooting of End SARS protesters by the military in Lekki tollgate, Lagos sate. Shortly after the curfew was announced, the military personnel opened fire on protesters at Lekki tollgate. But, the Army in a statement on its Twitter handle said its soldiers were not at the scene. Sanwo-Olu who visited the hospitals where victims were being treated after midnight said there are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital, 11 at Reddington and 4 at Vedic, with mild to moderate levels of injuries. He explained, “This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger. “I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki . “It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident. “3 patients have been discharged & we will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care. “As the Governor of our state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents,” he said.

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There is too much bloodshed in Nigeria – Sultan of Sokoto

– The Sultan of Sokoto has condemned the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians – He said people cannot go about killing and spilling innocent blood in the name of religion – The royal father also appealed to politicians not to see politics as ‘do or die’, and urged citizens to come together and solve the problems of the country Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has sounded the alarm over the persistent killings in the country, stating that there is too much bloodshed in the country. He made the remarks while speaking at a National Stakeholders Summit on 2019 election Integrity and official unveiling of the let the votes count, rig no vote campaign organised by the Youths off The Street Initiative in collaboration with the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, The Nation reports. It gathers that the royal father, who spoke alongside his counterpart, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the rising cases of thuggery, terrorism and armed banditry in the country. He pointed out that both Islam and Christianity preaches the sacredness of life which should be respected by all; and that Nigerians cannot go about killing and spilling innocent blood in the name of religion. killing innocent people and claiming to be doing so in the name of religion. This is not right and must be condemned and must be removed from our communities. All of us must rise up against those people. “There is too much blood shedding in Nigeria, the blood of innocent people who do not even know what is happening or what is governance. This is happening across the country and if we don’t stop this and recognize the sacredness of human life, we cannot see peace, we cannot have peace and development in any place. “Nigerians must wake up and know that we must come together because our religion does not allow us to kill people, but preach peaceful coexistence, loving your neighbour as yourself and things like[…]

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Nigerians are really angry over attacks by herdsmen, bloodshed in the land – Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion alleges that there is rising anger over the spate of killings in Nigeria – Bishop Godwin Okpala says the menace of alleged herdsmen attacks has become a threat to the country’s unity – He wants the executive and the legislative arms of government to act urgently The Nnewi diocese of the Anglican Communion has reportedly asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rethink his ambition for reelection in 2019 saying many Nigerians are not happy with the level of bloodshed in the land. The diocese claimed that emotions have continued to trail the president’s ambition. The Vanguard quoted the diocese as saying: “While some political analysts and stalwarts see it as another opportunity to consolidate his achievements, other Nigerians who were grossly injured with his administration describe the re-election bid as a time bomb.” The statement is contained in the presidential address delivered by the bishop of Nnewi diocese, His Grace Most Reverend Godwin Okpala, during the second session of the 8th Synod held at St Judes Anglican Church Oraifite in Anambra state. According to the report, Okpala alleged that “the menace of the killer herdsmen in various parts of Nigeria has continued to pose serious threat to national unity and urgent steps must be taken to address the situation by the federal government. “With the dissenting voices to President Buhari’s re-election bid, Nigeria will be sitting on a keg of gun powder due to the hardship his first tenure inflicted on them. “The menace of herdsmen in various parts of Nigeria such as North-Central, South-West, South-East and South-South zones has continued to pose serious threats to national unity and if not checked, will destroy Nigeria. “The heinous descent of these herdsmen on villages and farmlands, looting, r*ping, killing and kidnapping of farmers and other villagers have metamorphosed into frightening trends with use of sophisticated weapons, such as AK47, in place of sticks.” The bishop added: “The executive and legislative arm of government should be able to come up[…]

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