FG hails military, police over conduct during #EndSARS protests


The Federal Government has hailed security agencies over its roles during the global protests demanding extensive police reforms.

The demonstrations which began peacefully on October 8th was halted on the 20 of the same month after soldiers swooped on demonstrators at Lekki toll gate and opened live rounds on them.

According to Amnesty International, about 10 citizens died from gunshot opened on them during the incident but the federal government has continued to insist no one was killed at one of the scenes of protests in Lagos State.

At a press conference in Abuja, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, said the government was very satisfied with the conduct of security agencies during the demonstrations.

Mr Mohammed reiterated the claim of the Nigerian Army that empty bullet casings were used by the military during the massacre.

“We insist that the military did not shoot at the protesters at Lekki. They fired blank ammunition into the air,” the minister said.

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“Anyone who knows anyone who was killed at Lekki Toll Gate should go straight to the judicial panel with evidence.

“At this point, it is important to say that the Federal Government is very satisfied with roles played by the security agencies especially the military and the police all through the EndSARS crisis.

“They were professional. Even when their lives were at stake, they exercised uncommon restraints. Their professionalism saved many lives and properties,” Mr Mohammed added while calling for the sanction of Cable News Network (CNN) which aired a documentary indicting state agents.