Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed concern over the shootings and killings of protesters demanding an end to police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria.
He made this known in a series of tweets released on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Osinbajo, who said he had spoken to some of the victims in the hospital, added that persons killed or injured as a result of the shootings at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday and in other parts of the country would get justice.
The VP said, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.
“I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them.
“I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.
“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all.”
On Wednesday, notable buildings and establishments were set ablaze in Lagos following the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces on Tuesday night, with some security personnel and other civilians getting killed in the process.