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Sanwo Olu orders investigation on Tinubu’s convoy attack on Sunday



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It was reported that the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress,  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s convoy was attacked by hoodlums during his visit to the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a press statement by the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Monday, has however ordered an investigation into Sunday’s attack.

The journalists were attacked between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran, and atleast two people were injured while the vehicle conveying the journalist was vandalized.

The statement read in part, “Sanwo-Olu has directed also that those involved must be fished out and made to face the law. Besides, the government will pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.

“Lagos State Government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem and the government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.

“Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans.”

Earlier, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, condemned in totality the reported attack on journalists by some hoodlums and criminal elements in the state on Sunday.

Chairman of the Lagos chapter of NUJ, Adeleye Ajayi, expressed displeasure at the attack, describing it as “dastard, barbaric, wicked and the height of lawlessness”.


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