EndSARS: We are okay with military and police roles during protest – FG

Obinwannem News

Federal Government has applauded the Nigerian Military and police on the roles they played during the EndSARS protest.

This is according to Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad during a statement on Thursday.

Lai was reacting to a CNN comprehensive documentary that contradicts the Army’s stance on the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20.

In his words, “We insist that the military did not shoot at the protesters at Lekki. They fired blank ammunition into the air.

“Anyone who knows anyone who was killed at Lekki Toll Gate should go straight to the judicial panel with evidence.

“At this point, it is important to say that the Federal Government is very satisfied with roles played by the security agencies especially the military and the police all through the EndSARS crisis.

“They were professional. Even when their lives were at stake, they exercised uncommon restraints. Their professionalism saved many lives and properties.”

Prior to this, a report by Amnesty International, stated that at least 10 persons were killed by the Nigerian Army during the incident of October 20 while other reports put the figure at over 30 deaths.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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