Nigeria’s Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo tweeted for the first time following the Lekki Shootings that took place on Tuesday night.
In his first tweet addressing the protest, he said “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki Shootings and all the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different part of Lagos and Other States. I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times. We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all.” – YO
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 & other states.
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) October 21, 2020
Osinbajo’s tweet is the first tweet from the most senior person in government outside of President Buhari. No member of the communication team tweeted in the aftermath of the shootings and the president is yet to address the country since the shootings.