Governor Fashola Condemns Military Attack On BRT

In an interview with Channels TV yesterday evening, Lagos
State Governor, Babatunde Fashola described yesterdays
action by the Nigerian Army as very disappointing, stating
that they are public servants paid with tax payers money, so
shouldn’t behave in such a manner. He however said he’s
waiting for a formal report to know what really transpired.

“I spoke with the Brigadier General who said he was
managing and controlling the situation. Nothing I have yet
is verified. I am waiting for a formal report before we then
can ventilate a position. There is allegation that somebody
who was not supposed to be on the BRT route was on the
BRT route. As far as I know if something happens to you
while you are conducting an unlawful act, it’s a criminal
offense in its own sense. Its really disappointing to put it
mildly that public servants, and that is what soldiers are,
paid with tax payers money will act in a manner that is
being suggested here, and I say this being suggested
because I am waiting for official report to let me know
really who played what role, what happened, whether or not
even the brigade commander has been able to identify the
people who were involved…but if it turns out to be true, it
would be a very very irresponsible conduct to put it very
mildly” he said.