The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the event of the reported casualties of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday night as disturbing and not reflective of the nation’s growing democracy.
Gbajabiamila, who expressed grief over the sad event and the consequent civil disturbances around the state, called for a quick and thorough investigation into the incident that led to the avoidable victims at the Lekki Tollgate.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker says events in his home State Lagos, tuesday night and up until this afternoon wednesday have left his heart heavy and his spirit disturbed.
He noted that after sixty years, our democracy should have grown beyond the point where conflicting visions of nationhood result in violence on the streets and blood on the ground.
He pointed out that it is unavoidably and painfully clear that there were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate.
The speaker stressed that there needs to be a quick and thorough investigation to determine the facts of what happened last night in Lagos.
He says Our nation urgently needs and the Nigerian people deserve an accounting of the acts that led to the events of last night.
While urging Nigerians to remain calm and law-abiding, Gbajabiamila noted that no blood needed to be spilled any more, and urged for calm whilst we get a truer picture of events.