Lekki killings: Why Buhari was silent on shootings, by Presidency


The Presidency has given reason why President Muhammadu Buhari was silent on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday night, during his nationwide broadcast, Thursday.

The Presidency said he was mute on the Lekki incident because “it would be premature and presumptuous.”


Speaking onPolitics Today, a Channels Television live show, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President couldn’t have said anything about the shooting because it was still under investigation.

Recall that many Nigerians have poured invectives onPresident Buhari for his lackadaisical approach to the shootings for not empathising with the victims during the much-awaited presidential broadcast, describing the ommission as deliberate and callous.

Hear Adesina: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.

“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing. It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”

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