The Attorney General Of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has suggested that hoodlums wearing military uniforms and not soldiers were behind the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos state.
Malami who said this while speaking to journalists on Monday revealed that an investigation was ongoing to uncover what actually happened at Lekki tollgate.
According to Malami, it was “pre-emptive” to agree that there was even an incident of shooting at the tollgate.
The AGF further suggested that the hoodlums might have been hired to create a scene at the tollgate.
“You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene… could equally partake in the process,” Malami said.
It will be recalled that men of the Nigerian Security forces allegedly opened fire on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters On October 20, 2020, in Lekki tollgates.
The development which was initially denied by the Lagos state government and the Nigerian army, saw the Nigerian army later coming out to say that they received directives to deploy officers to the venue of the #ENDSARS protest at Lekki tollgate.
Reports indicated that some of the peaceful protesters were killed by soldiers.