The Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has come out to speak over the shooting and massacre of EndSARS protesters on Lekki Highway in Lagos on Tuesday.
“My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states,” said Osinbajo.
The message was posted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his Twitter account to reassure Nigerians after security forces opened fire on protesters in Lekki, killing 12 people, according to an Amnesty report.
This is the first time the presidency has spoken out about the killings, more than 24 hours after the military opened fire on peaceful protesters. Since the incident, government have been called on to address and end the killing of protesters.
“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies,” Osinbanjo said.