Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed Tuesday said the federal government cannot accept the report of a judicial panel set up to investigate the attack on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.
Mohammed said the report, which indicted the Nigerian army, police and Lekki Concession Company, is filled with errors and contradictions.
The panel said the attack by Nigerian security forces “could in context be described as a massacre”. But Mohammed maintained that the government believed there was no massacre.
He wondered what the panel meant by its conclusion of “massacre in context,” declaring that it can only be a “phantom massacre.”
The minister remarked that the report did not make any recommendations for innocent victims killed in Lagos, saying that it cannot be relied upon.