We have identified the barracks of soldiers who shot protesters in Lekki - Femi Falana


Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond (ASCAB) which he is Chairman of the group, has identified the barracks of the soldiers who opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

Recall that on Tuesday, October 20, EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the Lekki-Victoria Island tollgate to stage their protest demanding an end to police brutality and a demand for police reform, were shot at.

Speaking when he appeared as a guest on ARISE TV on Monday, October 26, Falana, said his group has been able to trace the barracks where the soldiers came from.

We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we've already identified the barracks.

The President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so i would like to believe that’s why it was not addressed and that they said it had been a rumour but i believe the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers visited Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed a number of the protesters at least two are officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds.”Falana said

He said ASCAB would establish an independent panel of inquiry to research the October 20 shooting of protesters at Lekki Toll gate.

ASCAB shall establish an Independent National Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry under variety of conditions Composition of the Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry shall comprise representatives of credible and identified organisations of the youth that took part within the #Endsars protest movement, including the Feminist Coalition, among others; representatives of credible and tested civil society organisations, he said

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