Gov Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State attributes the Lekki robbery incident of last week that left many dead to the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan. Do you agree with him?
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, some dare-devil armed robbers stormed the Lekki Phase 1 branch of the FCMB and in a commando style attack, the robbers c
At the end of the day, they succeeded in stealing an unspecified amount of money and while getting away with their loot, they shot dead some policemen who were on an escort duty for some expartriates.
An unfortunate fish seller was also felled by the bullets of the robbers who made good their escape their the Lagos lagoon.
But the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola has been putting the blame for the robbery at the feet of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the visit of the President to the state on that day deprived the state of security operatives who could have tackled the criminals.
In a statement credited to Fashola, he said:
"When the president came to Lagos last Thursday, while citizens were being robbed, the president was protected by 2,123 security personnel on the same day.
Let me be very clear, the president is entitled to every protection, he’s our president. And the reason the president gets all that protection is so that he can protect all of us.
But the question to ask is that; when you were being traumatized, where were these 2,123 men, because you are also entitled to be protected."
Many Nigerians see Fashola's statement as out of place since the task of securing the state falls at his table as the Chief Security Officer.
His supporters however toe the same line, blaming the President for the success of the robbery attack.
On Morning Teaser today, we want you to lend your voice to this debate. Do you agree with Fashola that the President's visit made the robbery at Lekki successful?