There May Not Have Been Shooting at Lekki Tollgate, Says AGF
Nigeria’s attorney-general and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, has offered that there may not have been shootings at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, explaining that only investigations will reveal what happened.
He was quoted to have said it was “pre-emptive” to conclude that there had even been a shooting.
He also said “hoodlums” may have impersonated the Nigerian Army to shoot peaceful protesters at the
He said it was still soon to tell if soldiers were really involved.
Amnesty International has said the police and army in Nigeria killed not less than 12 people in two Lagos neighborhoods on that date.
Malami was quoted to have told reporters in Abuja on Monday that it was yet to be established whether the shooting took place, and that investigation was ongoing to unravel who was responsible if there was any shooting and whether the people who were shooting were part of the military.
“You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene… could equally partake in the process,” Malami said.
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