‘I take full responsibility for what you lost during EndSARS protest violence in Lagos,’ Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu tells police after days of violence in the Nigeria commerce city.
There was violence in the peaceful EndSARS protests againts police brutality in Lagos on Monday 19 October, after authorities confirmed that hoodlums hijacked the protest and began to attack innocent citizens.
Governor Sanwo-Olu accepted responsibility for the loss police officers suffered during the violent protest when he visited the State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, to talk with Police bosses on ways to police the state better.
“As your governor, I take full responsibility for what happened and didn’t happen. I won’t shy away from it.” Sanwo-Olu said.
Sanwo-Olu said, the reform of the Police Force, that the EndSARS protesters demanded has started.
According to the information released by authorities, 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers died across Nigeria during the violent protest that happened.
Lagos state government awarded schorlarships to the children of policemen who died during the violence that followed the EndSARS protest.
“I have directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board, under the Special Adviser on Education, to immediately award scholarships to the children of the officers who died,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor also said, the state government will set up “Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund” after the destruction that happened in the state.