EndSARS: Southwest ministers demand probe of military over Lekki toll gate shooting

EndSARS: Southwest ministers demand probe of military over Lekki toll gate shooting

- Nigerian ministers have called for a probe in the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate

- The ministers from the southwest region made the call on Wednesday, November 4, while submitting its report to FEC

- The southwest ministers also called for a thorough investigation of the military's involvement in the incident

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Two weeks after the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, southwest ministers have called for a thorough investigation into the unfortunate incident.

According to The Cable, the ministers made this known in a report presented to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, November 4, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

They further demanded a probe into the role of the military in the Lekki shooting incident.

This is coming one week after the expiration of the deadline given to ministers to interface with their respective state governors, stakeholders, and the protesting youths.

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EndSARS: Southwest ministers demand probe of military over Lekki toll gate shooting
Southwest ministers demand probe of the military's involvement in Lekki toll gate shooting. Photo credit: jidesanwoolu
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It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari asked his ministers to relocate to their home states following the violence and looting orchestrated by the EndSARS protests across Nigeria.

The president's action was to douse the tension caused by the demonstrations over the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The ministers were scheduled to meet with stakeholders to explain the federal government’s efforts to meet the demands of the youths.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice said that hoodlums wearing military uniforms may have shot EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate.

The AGF said those who carried out the shooting would soon be unveiled, adding that the investigation would reveal whether or not the soldiers were involved.

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Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Malami said the matter was being investigated, adding that there was a need to establish whether the shooting took place, who was responsible and whether the people who were shooting were part of the military.

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