Following the call for investigation into the killings of peaceful protesters in Lekki by the Lagos State Government, the Lagos State Civil Society Participation for Development, LACSOP has demanded for quick feedback from the investigation panel.
This is in addition to the demand for the immediate prosecution of anyone found guilty of killing the innocent Nigerians.
In a press statement signed by Barr Adebusoye, Chairman, Board of Trustees, LACSOP, he said the investigation into the gruesome incident should not be an attempt to pacify members of the public but to prove that the government truly meant well for members of the public.
“These are high cases of human rights violations and the investigation shouldn’t be the end.
“Usually, nothing ever comes out of these investigations and nobody is ever sanctioned. They are attempts to buy time till everyone forgets the incidents,” he said.
The group called on the National Assembly to intervene in the ongoing issue which he described as threat to democracy and ensure that members of the executives are out to check.
Barr Adebusoye also lamented over the attack on peaceful protesters by security operatives who should rather protect the citizens.
“It is quite alarming that the security agencies opened fire at patriots who were singing the National Anthem with the Nigerian flags.
“These youths are not terrorists, they were not armed but the army believed the best thing to do was to gun them down.”
He noted that with the videos share and eye witness accounts, it is quite obvious that the shooting was well planned and to ensure no one was able to film the grievous and gory scenes.
Barr Adebusoye also noted that the claim by the Nigerian Army that soldiers were not at the scene is like playing on Nigerians’ intelligence.
“If ‘No soldiers were filmed and seen at the scene’ how can the Nigerian Army say categorically that no soldiers were there?
“The best they can say is that they did not send soldiers to the scene, but they cannot deny eye-witness accounts and videos.”
LACSOP demanded that the identities and names of those that were killed should be published.
He thereafter sympathized with families who have been affected by the incidents and urged them to believe that justice will be served.