- Two of President Buhari's ministers have reacted to the Lekki Tollgate shooting and other gruesome attacks trailing the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria
- Labour minister (state), Festus Keyamo, condemned the use of live bullets on the unarmed protesters in Lekki
- Also, youth and sports development minister, Sunday Dare, pledged that all the victims of the sad incidents will get justice
As suspected hoodlums hijack the peaceful #EndSARS protests, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties across Nigeria, some cabinet members of the Buhar-led administration have aired their thoughts.
Reacting to the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, the minister of state, labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, said he condemned "the use of live bullets generally to disperse UNARMED protesters".
The minister, however, urged the #EndSARS protesters to obey the curfew imposed in some states to avoid being dispersed by the security forces.
He tweeted in the early hours of Thursday, October 22:
"Whilst we await the full facts of what transpired at Lekki, I totally condemn the use of live bullets generally to disperse UNARMED protesters. I also urge the protesters to obey the authorities by observing the curfew imposed in some States so they don’t have to be dispersed."
The minister who said he also lost his driver to the #EndSARS protest urged Nigerians to avoid "pushing out unverified stories at this testy time."
Similarly, the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare said on Twitter that he was pained by the deaths and injuries trailing the attacks by the hoodlums.
The minister gave an assurance that the victims of the sad incidents will get justice just as he prayed for the comfort of their families.
"I am pained by the deaths and injuries. A noble cause hijacked by ignoble people. For each of the youth and Nigerian life lost we will get justice. For their families I pray comfort. To the great Nigerian youth-your call is ringing us to do more !"
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, expressed sadness over the killing of some #EndSARS protesting youths at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.
In a thread of tweets posted on his verified Twitter handle, @ProfOsinbajo, on Wednesday night, October 21, the vice president also registered his condolence over the deaths of some policemen and other Nigerians in different parts of Lagos and other states.
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