LAGOS, Nigeria – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has claimed that “no Governor controls the rules of engagement of the Army.”
Sanwo-Olu declared this in a statement posted on his verified Twitter feed on Wednesday morning.
It comes a day after several protesters were killed and injured at the Lekki toll gate, by men suspected to be officers of the Nigerian Military.
The tragic incident has led to an uproar around the state, with many pointing fingers at Sanwo-Olu.
However, he said: “For clarity, it is imperative to explain that no governor controls the rules of engagement of the army.
“I have nevertheless instructed an investigation into the ordered and the adopted rules of engagement employed by the men of the Nigerian Army deployed to the Lekki Toll Gate.”