Lekki shootings: Oduduwa descendants declare total support for Nigerian Army

Lekki shootings: Oduduwa descendants declare total support for Nigerian Army

- The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has declared that it is strongly backing Nigerian troops

- The group in a statement absolved the military of any wrongdoing after the shooting of protesters at the Lekki toll gate

- According to Oduduwa descendants, the Nigerian Army acted in the best interest of the nation

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Following the shooting at the Lekki toll gate, the Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has absolved the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing in Lagos state or any part of the country.

The Oduduwa group made this known in a statement on Monday, November 2, signed by Kolawole Emmanuel, the group's general-secretary, Leadership reports.

According to the group, the Nigerian Army remained committed to the preservation of the country's democracy, adding that their intervention was timely to save Nigeria from disintegrating into anarchy.

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Lekki shootings: Oduduwa descendants declare support for Nigerian Army
Oduduwa descendants declare total support for the Nigerian Army over Lekki shootings. Photo credit: VOA
Source: UGC

While declaring total support for the troops, the group explained that the army acted in the best interest of the nation.

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants also called on all Nigerians to remain committed to preserving democracy.

The group went on to urge the international community not to pass judgment against the army's intervention in a haste. They warned that criticizing the army is not the best approach that should be employed.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu apologised to the residents of Lagos state following the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20, by security operatives which reportedly resulted in casualties.

In a state-wide broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, closely monitored by Legit.ng, Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed to the angry youths to give "peace a chance."

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The governor further noted that "this is the dark time in the history" of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

In a related development, the management of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has expressed readiness to show the footage of the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate by soldiers.

The head of the legal department of LCC, Gbolahan Agboluwaje, made this known when he appeared before the panel on Friday, October 30.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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