The Lagos State government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says there is nothing wrong with inviting the Nigerian Army to quell riots if it sees the need for such.

Naija News reports that the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, made this comment in reaction to claims made by the Nigerian Army that the decision to deploy its men to Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, where peaceful #EndSARS protesters were gathered, was based on the request of the Lagos State government.

Speaking to the Nigerian Tribune on the matter in a telephone interview on Tuesday night, Akosile said there is nothing wrong to call the military to intervene in the face of lawlessness and anarchy, saying the statement from the military command made it even clear that its men did not shoot at anybody and what they did followed strictly the rule of engagement.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos state governor said: “The angle should actually be that the military has come out to deny that they shot at anybody. There has been the accusation saying that they shot, they killed. 

“If you read that statement very well, the Army is saying that they did not shoot at civilians and that what they did, followed strictly the rule of engagement.

“And then, if you read the statement very well, the angle of Lagos State government, you understand. There is nothing wrong to say, lawlessness, anarchy has come and the military should be called to intervene. There is nothing wrong there, there is nothing wrong there.”