Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
After armed thugs were spotted disembarking from a BRT bus in Lagos to attack #EndSARS protesters today, the Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted.
He denied ever sponsoring thugs to disrupt the protests.
He promised to provide security for the protesters.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote:
"I strongly condemn the attack of peaceful protesters by armed and unscrupulous elements trying to cause chaos in Alausa today.
My government will never tolerate the attack of protesters. Security agents will immediately protect peaceful protesters from miscreants.
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.
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.
I will address our residents live today on developments."