In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, October, 2020

Lekki Bloodbath: Prosecute Troopers Concerned

Lekki Massacre: Prosecute Soldiers Involved


President Buhari

Some members of the home of representatives have known as on the instant arrest and prosection of the troopers concerned within the taking pictures of unarmed protesters at Lekki tollgate.

The Minority Chief, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, in an announcement issued on Wednesday, “strongly” condemned killing of “peaceable and unarmed” protesters by safety operatives at Lekki Tollgate and different elements of the nation.

The protesters have been attacked by troopers, who fired stay ammunition at them after the Closed Circuit Tv Cameras within the neighborhood have been reportedly eliminated and lights have been turned off.

Within the assertion titled, ‘Reps Minority Condemns Killing of Protesters,’ the caucus mentioned, “such depraved act of extrajudicial killing of defenceless residents by suspected brokers of the state can’t be justified or condoned underneath any rule or guise by any means.”

The assertion partly learn, “As lawmakers and representatives of the folks, we can not settle for this grotesque execution of our younger ones in their very own nation by safety operatives. Life is sacred and nobody has the precise to terminate the lifetime of one other simply because he has the equipment of state energy.

“Such brazen brutally and defilement of proper to life, which is on the centre of the continuing protests throughout the nation, underscores the demand for a right away and whole overhaul of our nation’s safety structure.

“We, due to this fact, name on President Muhammadu Buhari to right away order the arrest and prosecution of officers concerned within the Lekki killing in addition to the withdrawal of troopers from participating protesters.”

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The caucus additionally restated its earlier name on Buhari to urgently rejig the nation’s safety structure by in depth reforms and pressing substitute of the service chiefs “with extra competent palms to help in successfully dealing with of the safety challenges confronting the nation.”

The caucus commiserated with the households of the victims of “this heinous act” whereas assuring them of instant legislative actions that can make sure that justice is served.

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