Lekki Shootings: We have Identified Barracks Where Those Soldiers were Ordered from—Femi Falana

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Human Rights Activist, and the Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond, Mr. Femi Falana(SAN,) said that the group has commenced a thorough investigation into last Tuesday shootings that claimed the lives of innocent protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.

Speaking in a interview with Arise TV, Mr. Falana revealed that the group has so far identified the barracks where the soldiers who opened fire on protesters were deployed from.

Falana said, “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks.”

He, however, did not reveal the details of the barracks.

Falana added, “The President was likely to have been told soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed. They said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds.”

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria also lambasted the Federal Government for lacking respect for the rule of law and citizens’ rights to protest.

He said, “The Nigerian government has no respect for the rule of law and has ensured they stave off all forms of protests in the country.

“Every designated venue for protest in the country have been fenced by the government to prevent demonstrations.

“In Lagos, the Gani Fawehinmin Square has been fenced while the Unity Fountain in Abuja has also been fenced, and the same government has said citizens have the right to protest.”

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