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Lekki Killings: Buhari remains silent 24 hours after massacre

President Muhammadu Buhari has kept silent 24 hours after the massacre by suspected military personnel in Lekki, Lagos State.

Mr Buhari doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces whose men participated in the killing, according to multiple video clips on the social media.

Protesters demanding police reforms at the Lekki Toll Gate were swooped on by soldiers who opened live rounds on them yesterday at about 7pm.

While reactions have greeted the military action most of which condemned it, Mr Buhari whom they are answerable to is yet to speak.

He attended the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting earlier today and nothing related to the incident was made public after the meeting held virtually.

A statement from his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said his principal commended the setting up of judicial panels by state governors as steps taken to reform the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Mr Adesina never made mention of the incident where over dozens are reported to have been sent to early grave.

Checks by TODAY POLITICS on the president’s social media accounts and those of his aides remained silent on the killings.

Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, accused of playing a role in the massacre, has denied involvement. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has also addressed residents in a state-wide broadcast Wednesday morning.

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