Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said there were no deaths at the Lekki toll gate shootings on Tuesday.
In videos that circulated online, soldiers were seen shooting at unarmed protesters. The videos also captured some protesters who have either been killed or injured.
But Sanwo-Olu has countered the claims.
“We are comforted that we have not recorded any fatality as against the widespread circulation on social media,” Sanwo-Olu said in a live interview on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has also denied reports of soldiers shooting at protesters.
Despite several viral videos showing men in military uniform shooting at unarmed #ENDSARS protesters by men in the military, the Army via its official Twitter claimed that no officer was on sight at the scene.
Fake News!!! pic.twitter.com/4c1LHhRD7s
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) October 20, 2020
For nearly two weeks, protesters calling for an end to police brutality and bad governance have taken over the Lekki Toll Gate and other parts of Lagos to press home their demands.
Governor Sanwo-Olu has now ordered an investigation into the shootings.