The Report you have over Lekki shooting is misleading, we run Nigeria - FG tells Amnesty Int'l 1

The Report you have over Lekki shooting is misleading, we run Nigeria – FG tells Amnesty Int’l

The Presidency has accused the Amnesty International (AI) of projecting misleading and inaccurate details about recent events both the shooting of unarmed, peaceful EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lekki, Lagos State and other attending chaos in the country that amnesty international feels is against human rights.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who spoke Wednesday morning on the Channels Television daily programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ said AI’s report on the crisis was inaccurate, misplacing facts and wrong in most cases.

Adesina spoke when he appeared on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

AI had on Thursday released a report on the timeline of how Nigerian soldiers moved from Bonny Camp to Lekki tollgate, where they, alongside some policemen allegedly fired live bullets at the protesters who were singing the National Anthem and waving the country’s flag.

Many have claimed that the Lekki tollgate shooting was responsible for the widespread looting and destruction of public and private property in Lagos and other states of the federation.

But Adesina argued that arson and looting were already being perpetrated by hoodlums before the Lekki tollgate incident.

“The prison break incidents in Benin and Oko had happened before Lekki.

“Orile Police Station was burnt before Lekki. Many things happened before Lekki. So Lekki didn’t precipitate the looting, arson.

“Amnesty International is wrong. They don’t have all the facts; they don’t run this country, so they shouldn’t know beyond what they have been told.

“Amnesty International should do its job. But it’s the duty of Nigerians to look at what they have said whether it’s justifiable or not,” he said.

Responding to the outcome of President Buhari’s instruction on Ministers to visit their home over the EndSARS protest, Adesina explained that only two ministers had briefed the president.

“The rest are still in their respective states. They should turn in their reports in the coming week and they will help establish the truths about some things. The minister will come with what is near authentic,” he added.

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