Ex-presidential aide insists Buhari ordered #EndSARS shooting

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Yusuf Boluwatife

A former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has again alleged that President Muhammad Buhari was the brain behind the killing of EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State last year’s October.

Omokri, who argued that the President ordered the killings of the protesters out of self interest, based his claims on Buhari’s comments on the protest.

The ex-presidential aide made this known in a tweet on Tuesday, referring to Buhari’s interview with Arise TV on June 10, 2021.

He wrote, “To prove to you that Buhari personally ordered the #LekkiMassacre of innocent, unarmed, peaceful #EndSARS protesters, just go and rewatch his June 10, 2021 Arise TV interview, were he accused #EndSARS protesters of wanting to “remove me”. Buhari killed them out of self interest!”

Recall that some Nigerian youths were killed on October 20, 2020 at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State. The youths who were protesting against police brutality were shot by soliders.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters has submitted a 309-paged report to the State Government after months of deliberations, describing the incident as a massacre.

The report indicted the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police force for the killing of at least nine protesters and injury to others.

The panel also blamed security operatives for blocking ambulances from rescuing wounded protesters, leading to the deaths of many of them.

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