Nigeria’s governor calls for a walk to settle Lekki Toll Gate controversy

Nigeria has been plagued by violence over the last three years


Nigeria’s governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has called for a walk to settle the controversies around the September 2016 Lekki Toll Gate incident in which police opened fire on the public.

The governor appealed for such walk on the steps of the state government house to end the lingering feud between the army and the state government over the tollgate.

The governor ordered a comprehensive investigation of the killings, accusing the state security agency and other agencies of fuelling the problem.

Earlier, the police blamed the army for opening fire, who fired back with a bullet that allegedly pierced Ambode’s car.

When contacted by CBN News, the army did not give any comment on the allegation.

Previous efforts at mediation by Ambode were suspended following an incursion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the security agency.

At the inauguration of the 2019 National Assembly members on 10 April, Ambode appealed to the Nigerians to put their differences aside and unite for peace.

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