A leading human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana has revealed the reason for the silence from families of victims of Lekki shooting.

The activist noted that the families of victims of Lekki shooting have not spoken because they are afraid.

Femi Falana (SAN) said families are not talking “because of the environment under which we operate.”

He revealed this while speaking at a virtual #EndSARS meeting organized by Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, on Wednesday.

Falana added that the military is “ known for lies and deception,”

He said, “Nobody should believe the military because it has a history of lies, fraud, and deception.

“Just in December 2015, the same Chief of Army Staff, General (Tukur) Buratai claimed that there was a traffic jam in Zaria and the big man wanted to move and because of that traffic, he got soldiers from the first division in Kaduna to mow down Shiites.

“And what was the explanation? That the Shiites wanted to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff…and about six or seven persons died.

“But in the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government, we were told that indeed 347 Nigerians were killed by the military. No autopsy, no postmortem, nothing was done. Their bodies were taken away in the dead of the night and given a mass burial.”

 

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