Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: ASUU Demands More From Federal Government
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called on the Federal Government to take the lead on the road to restoring peace and justice in Nigeria.
The Union body also added that, security agencies killing harmless protesting youth must be stopped, noting infiltrators must be brought under control through active intelligence.
In a statement posted on the Union’s twitter handle, shows ASUU condemning the shooting of Nigeria youths, in Lagos, by armed soldiers at the Lekki toll gate, in what has been tagged ‘Black Tuesday’.
The statement read in part: “The Federal Government must lead the way in restoring peace and justice in Nigeria. Security operatives must be stopped from the senseless killing of armless youth protesters while infiltrators must be brought under check through active intelligence.
“For obvious reasons of past betrayal, the youth are right to insist on seeing evidence of how well the government has met their five-point demand. It is only by the continuous engagement that this would happen, not by the development of trigger-happy military personnel as reportedly done in the case of the Lekki Toll Plaza.”
In a related development, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made available details to the incident that led to the shooting by military personnel at harmless protesters.
Recall that on October 22, 2020, a yet to be identified military personnel fired life bullet at harmless protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza, which led to the death of some protesters, and left some severe bullet wounds.