The governor of Nigeria’s most populous state, Lagos, has paid hospital visits to protesters who were injured in Tuesday night’s shooting at Lekki area.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that “forces beyond our direct control” had made a dark history in the state.
Uniformed men shot at anti-police brutality protesters, although the military has denied involvement.
The number of those killed remains unclear but Amnesty International Nigeria said it was working on verifying the number.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had earlier on Tuesday imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew across the state, saying criminals had hijacked the protests.
On Wednesday morning, he tweeted photos of his hospital visits:
The protests have been going on for about two weeks with calls for major police reforms despite the government disbanding the hated Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).