The InfoStride had earlier reported that an unspecified number of people were killed; and several others injured when soldiers attacked the protesters; around the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday evening.
Consequently, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information; Gbenga Omotosho, disclosed the commencement of a probe in his statement this week.
He said: “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza; following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State; to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
“The state government has ordered an investigation into the incident. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew; which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.
“He advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.
“The governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.”