Establish Independent Panel For Lekki Shootings – UN To FG – #LekkiMassacre—Even as the world eagerly watch to see how the Nigerian Government handles the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate, the UN has however charged it on swift justice for the victims.
They international body told the government to reveal the authority that ordered the deployment of soldiers who opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20th.
They also asked that a credible, independent inquiry be set up to probe the shooting and killing of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters.
“Nigeria must set up a credible, independent inquiry into the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers.
Governments come and go, but #PoliceBrutality is as intractable as ever. Nigerians need justice,” the UN said.
The UN rights experts noted that while excessive use of force during peaceful protests is always unacceptable, the Lekki shooting was “especially disturbing because demonstrators were precisely calling for accountability for previous police brutality”.
It added that the fact that lights illuminating the toll gate and the CCTV cameras were apparently switched off before soldiers opened fire indicates a disturbing level of premeditation.