#EndSARS: Osinbajo Breaks Silence Over Lekki Shootings, Vows Justice For Victims

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Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has released a statement on social media following the numerous killings of Nigerians calling for an end to police brutality and bad governance in the country.

He expressed his concern in a series of tweets on Wednesday, stating that he had spoken to some of the victims in the hospital. Osinbajo also added that those killed or injured as a result of the shootings would get justice.

“My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states,” the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said.

 

 

“I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them.

He continued, “I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times. We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all.”

Buildings were torched and vandalized in Lagos on Wednesday following the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces.

The demonstrators had gathered despite a curfew imposed to end growing protests over police brutality and deep-rooted social grievances at Lekki toll gate before they were shot on Tuesday.

At least 12 people were killed by the Nigerian army and police in two locations in Alausa and Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, Amnesty International said.

President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to directly address Tuesday’s incident but in a statement on the protests, his aide said he had appealed for “understanding and calm across the nation”.

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