Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has reacted to the killings and massacre of peaceful protesters in Lagos state and in other parts of Nigeria.
In a statement shared to his Twitter page, the politician called for calm and peace while an investigation is launched into the happenings at Lekki Toll Gate.
He also stated that it was shameful and disheartening that after sixty years of democracy, the country was still fighting public opinion and perspective.
“Events in my home state Lagos, last night and up until this afternoon, have left my heart heavy and my spirit disturbed.
“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.
Read more: #EndSARS: I Won’t Sign Off 2021 Budget Without Compensation For Victims Of Police Brutality- Femi Gbajabiamila“It is unavoidably and painfully clear that there were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate.
“Therefore, there needs to be a quick and thorough investigation to determine the facts of what happened last night in Lagos. Our nation urgently needs and the Nigerian people deserve an accounting of the acts that led to the events of last night.
“I urge for calm whilst we get a truer picture of events in Lagos and everywhere else, too much blood has already been spilled in our country, let there be no more. May God bless and keep you all. And may God bless and keep our Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Events in my home state Lagos, last night and up until this afternoon, have left my heart heavy and my spirit disturbed.
— Femi Gbajabiamila (@femigbaja) October 21, 2020
Photo Credit: Twitter