The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an investigation into the shooting of End SARS protesters.
Nigerian Army troops opened fire on unarmed youths Tuesday night. The demonstrators camped at the Lekki toll gate, insisting they have the right to peaceful protest.
The use of deadly force against them has attracted national and global outrage. In his broadcast on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu announced that a panel would be set up to probe the shootings.
The governor explained that the 5-man Fact-Finding Committee will look into the Rules of Engagement ordered and adopted by the Nigerian Army.
The body will be headed by a retired military officer not less than the rank of a General.
“The report will be presented to the President within 2-weeks”, Sanwo-Olu added.