- The Nigerian military has given its response to call for a statement on the involvement of soldiers in the Lekki shootings
- Major General John Enenche, said the army cannot say anything on the issue while the commission of inquiry set up by the state government is still carrying out investigations
- Enenche added that any statement by the military before the commission's report will create confusion
Nigerians, especially Lagosians are eager to hear an official report from the Nigerian military on the involvement of soldiers on the controversial shootings that ensued in the Lekki part of Lagos on Tuesday, October 20.
However, Major General John Enenche, the coordinator, defence media operations, on Thursday, October 22, called on Nigerians to wait for the final say of the commission of inquiry set up by the state government to investigate the issue.
Enenche said that any statement from the NA at this time may contradict the finding of the commission, Punch reports.
He said that since reports on the issue, for now, are mere allegations, a reaction on the incident from the military may prejudice the commission's position when it finally submits its reports.
“The issue is not an operation that I can respond to, but I can tell you that it is an allegation, for now; so let us not set the cart before the horse.
“If the matter was still open-ended, I would have had a response for you but it is no longer open-ended because immediately, not even up to five hours before midnight, the governor of Lagos set up an inquiry. So, whatever we say now will not be fair to the commission.”
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.
Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.
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