Breaking News

Amnesty International: Full Investigations to be launched, followed by Trials

Amnesty International to launch investigation
Amnesty International has confirmed that full investigation and trial must be launched after the massive slaughter of scores at the Lekki Toll Gate and Alausa in Ikeja of Lagos State. According to the Organization through research and eyewitness reveals that the Nigerian military and other security personnel opened fire on unarmed protesters.

Concerned about the growing insecurity in the country, the organization maintains that peaceful protests are a human right and should be allowed. They also said it is the only way through which the citizens will express their grievances and therefore should be allowed.

During their investigation as stated by them on their media platform, they revealed that research showed how CCTV was disabled as well as the security lights dismantled before the massacre. Through eyewitnesses and other investigative approaches, it was gathered that the military opened fire on the harmless protesters immediately after the light went off.

Statistics so far has shown that not less than 50 people have been killed in the protest. The movement which started as END SARS protest in the last two weeks has escalated into a higher degree of violence believed to be hijacked by unknown thugs.

Footages of the army personnel in Lekki and those of the Police in Ikeja were all released as evidence in case of any denial. Fingers are been pointed at the current Lagos State Governor, Sanwolu, his predecessor, Ahmed Tinubu, the President, Buhari, and the Chief of Army Staff, Burutai. But they all denied the allegations.

"These shootings clearly amount to extrajudicial executions. There must be an immediate investigation and suspected perpetrators must be held accountable through fair trials. Authorities must ensure access to justice and effective remedies for the victims and their families," Amnesty International pointed.

They also mentioned that the reason why the electricals were cut off was to enable the military cart away with the corpses as they have been doing to avoid been indicted.

"As in previous cases documented by Amnesty International, some of those killed and injured at both grounds were allegedly taken away by the military.

Amnesty International to launch full investigation
Photo: Twitter
Meanwhile, in another uncovering by the group, today Thursday 22nd October 2020 in Zamfara State, a group of unknown gunmen maimed at least 20 people while they were asleep. This incident at Talata Mafara LGA of the State had rendered many homeless while others had fled the area.

According to their research, this gunmen had been attacking since 2012, but the government turned a blind eye to the people. Urged the government to provide the necessary security to ensure the safety and well being of those occupying that geographical area.

Read More: Tinubu Denies Ordering of Mass Shooting at His Toll Gate

No comments