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#EndSARS: 'Nigerian Security Forces Will Not Hesitate To Take Life' - Fani-Kayode Warns

As the #EndSARS protesters return to the streets to continue their agitations, former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has warned that the Nigerian security forces will not hesitate to take lives.

Fani-Kayode, who took to his Twitter page to advise the #EndSARS protesters, revealed that security forces were going to be "merciless, ruthless and totally unrestrained" in their dealings with the #EndSARS protesters.

READ ALSO: #EndSARS: Act Of Hooliganism Will Be Dealt With - Buhari Warns

Further advising the protesters that are determined to continue the agitation to be very careful, Fani-Kayode tweeted: "Those that wish to come out to protest for #endSARs again need to be circumspect & VERY careful. I have it on good authority that this time around the security agencies will be merciless, ruthless and totally unrestrained. They will not hesitate to take life. I advise caution."

Recall that AllNews had earlier today reported that the #EndSARS protests across different states of the federation returned to the streets.

Information revealed that the protesters returned to the streets to protest against the continued detention of some protesters and the freezing of the account of some individuals believed to be linked to the #EndSARS protest.

Reacting to the development, President Buhari warned that any act of hooliganism behind peaceful protest will be dealt with to ensure peace and stability in the country.

"President @MBuhari  today in Abuja warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country," a tweet by Presidency Nigeria read.

It will be recalled that youths across different states of the federation took to the streets to protest against the continued inhumane activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

The protest drew international attention after men of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters during the protest in at Lekki tollgate.

While the army initially denied being at the venue of the protest on the night of the incident, they later admitted that they were at the scene of the protest but did not shoot at protesters.

Reacting to the news, the Minister of Information and Culture Lai-Mohammed said the massacre only happened on social media.

However, in a detailed report, CNN a renowned international news channel debunking the claims of the military and Nigerian government revealed that the military shot live ammunition at the harmless protesters and killed some of the protesters.

The report by CNN gave a detailed account of a young protester Elisha Sunday Ibanga who died while protesting at the tollgate.

Also contained in the CNN account is an eyewitness report and testimony from the sibling of the deceased.

Accusing CNN of spreading fake news, Mohammed in a letter, condemned the reporting, describing it as "biased". The minister has now called the news network's reporting "inconsistent".

“It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position.

“What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.

‘They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side. They relied on second and third parties narratives.

“They (CNN) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.

“We are accusing them (CNN) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got," Mohammed said.

 

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