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Sanwo-Olu approves mass burial for 103 murdered #EndSARS protesters



Sanwo-Olu approves mass burial for 103 murdered #EndSARS protesters

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, has given his approval for the collective burial of at least 103 protestors who were killed by the Nigerian Army and police during the #EndSARS mass demonstration against police brutality in October 2020.

The state government hired Messrs Tos Funeral Ltd, a private company, to bury 103 remains that were determined to be victims of the killings, at a cost of N61,285,000, according to a letter from the public procurement agency dated July 19.

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“Following review of your request and based on the information provided therein, the agency has “No Objection” to the award of contract to MESSRS TOS FUNERALS LIMITED at a total cost of N61,285,000 (Sixty-one million, two hundred and eighty-five thousand Naira only) for the mass burial for the 103, the year 2020 Endsars victims,” the letter read.


This move comes almost three years after Mr Sanwo-Olu and his colleagues in government barefacedly denied the brutal killing of unarmed protesters who were waving the Nigerian flag and chanting the national anthem when the military opened fire on them at the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, 2020.

Chief press secretary to Mr Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, was asked about how this new move reflects on the past denials of the state government, he said that “the government will release its response soon.”




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