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#EndSARS Protest, Lekki Toll Shooting & President Buhari: How Nigerians are Reacting to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Interview on Arise TV



The Lekki Toll Gate massacre which took place on Tuesday has raised so many questions in the hearts of Nigerians; Why were the lights turned off? Why were the security cameras uninstalled?

It was reported by eyewitnesses that the security cameras at Lekki Toll Gate were uninstalled some hours before the shooting started. As Nigerians have called on the government for answers, the governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu has now responded to the news, saying that the cameras which were taken out were not security cameras but laser cameras for vehicles.

“It’s not a security camera, it’s not a camera for humans or something. It’s an infrared camera that just picks the tag on the vehicles. That’s the truth, security cameras for the Lekki Toll Plaza are still available. These are some of the footage that we’re going to use for our investigation. Security cameras are installed on top of towers and they’re there because I’ve seen them” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu went further to say that the decision to take off the cameras was made by the local personnel of the security company LCC in conjunction with the managing director, because of the 24-hour curfew which was announced earlier on the same day.

Here’s Sanwo-Olu’s response:

The governor also stated that he’s tried to reach President Buhari twice. The president wasn’t in the office when he made the first call, and the president was presiding over the weekly FEC meeting when he called the second time, he said. Sanwo-Olu added he spoke to the Chief of Defence Staff who called him on the orders of the president. The Lagos governor said he’ll probably speak to President Buhari sometime later today.


Nigerians have reacted to the governor’s response with even more questions; “So where are the footages? Why was the light taken off, during COVID curfew the lights were on, nobody removed laser cameras, even for the first 10days of the protest. Suddenly, the night of the attack camera, lights and laser sensors were removed. Are we fools?” a Twitter user asked.

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