Nnamdi Kanu has declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu innocent in the Lekki Massacre, revealing who ordered the shooting at the peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
AllNews reports that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in a post on microblogging site Twitter on Wednesday said the Nigerian Army lied against the governor.
Nnamdi Kanu alleged that the “Fulanized” President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military personnel to fire shots at the protesters and not governor Sanwo-Olu.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had earlier denied records of casualties at the toll gate, with the government subsequently acknowledging the deaths of two persons during the crisis.
AllNews also reported earlier that the Nigerian Army disclosed that they got directives from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to disperse the #EndSARS protesters after he had declared a curfew.
In a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Osoba Olaniyi, the army said, “the decision to call in the military was taken by the Lagos State Government (LASG) after a 24- hour curfew was imposed”.
“This was as a result of the violence which led to several police stations being burnt, policemen killed, suspects in police custody released and weapons carted away.
“The situation was fast degenerating into anarchy. It was at this point that LASG requested for the military to intervene in order to restore normalcy.
Reacting to the incident on Wednesday, Nnamdi Kanu took to his Twitter account to describe the Army’s claim as false, stating that Sanwo-Olu would not have ordered the shooting as he was not the head of the army.
“Nobody should believe @HQNigerianArmy’s claim that it was @jidesanwoolu that ordered for soldiers to be brought to #Lekki,” Kanu tweeted.
He added, “It’s a brazen LIE. Since when did Governors become Army Commanders. #LekkiMassacre was ordered by the Fulanized @NGRPresident and executed by a Fulanized Army.”
Nobody should believe @HQNigerianArmy’s claim that it was @jidesanwoolu that ordered for soldiers to be brought to #Lekki. It’s a brazen LIE. Since when did Governors become Army Commanders. #LekkiMassacre was ordered by the Fulanized @NGRPresident & executed by a Fulanized Army.
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) October 28, 2020