Lekki Bloodbath: Prosecute Troopers Concerned


President Buhari

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

The Minority Chief, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, in a press release 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 had been attacked by troopers, who fired reside ammunition at them after the Closed Circuit Tv Cameras within the neighborhood had been reportedly eliminated and lights had 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 beneath any rule or guise in any way.”

The assertion partly learn, “As lawmakers and representatives of the individuals, we can not settle for this ugly execution of our younger ones in their very own nation by safety operatives. Life is sacred and nobody has the best 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 continued protests throughout the nation, underscores the demand for a right away and complete overhaul of our nation’s safety structure.

“We, subsequently, name on President Muhammadu Buhari to instantly order the arrest and prosecution of officers concerned within the Lekki killing in addition to the withdrawal of troopers from partaking protesters.”

The caucus additionally restated its earlier name on Buhari to urgently rejig the nation’s safety structure by means of in depth reforms and pressing alternative of the service chiefs “with extra competent {and professional} 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 be certain that justice is served.

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