Lekki killing: “I’m not even sure if those soldiers are Nigerian army” – Tinubu

Lekki killing: “I’m not even sure if those soldiers are Nigerian army” – Tinubu

A former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, reacted after denying of his involvement in the Tuesday shooting of #EndSARS protesters by some soldiers in Lagos. He said that he’s not even yet sure those soldiers are Nigerian army.

Tinubu was accused of being responsible of shooting in Lekki toll gate Lagos State which has attracted global outrage against the Nigerian authorities.

Several allegations have been made against Mr Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, regarding the incident, with some people saying, without proof, that he “ordered” the shooting just to show his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, Tinubu in his part has totally denied all allegations labelled against him.

He further condemned the act of shooting at Lekki toll gate, which he stressed that he can never be part of such carnage to use live ammunition against the protesters. He added that he doesn’t have any constitutionally power to control Nigeria soldiers except his personal security guards.

In his words, he said that ” I did not order the shooting of the protesters. “There is a limitation here, I can only control my personal security guards.

“I am not even sure yet they are Nigerian army, I am not sure how well the uniforms of the army are controlled. But that is not as critical as the bloodshed that has occurred,” he said.

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