The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest and prosecution of soldiers who allegedly shot protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday.
The caucus in a statement by its leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), on Wednesday, stated that it condemned in strong terms the alleged killing of peaceful and unarmed protesters by the security operatives in Lagos and other parts of the country.
“Such wicked act of extra-judicial killing of defenseless citizens by suspected agents of the state cannot be justified or condoned under any rule or guise whatsoever.
“As lawmakers and representatives of the people, we cannot accept this gruesome execution of our young ones in their own country by security operatives.
“Life is sacred and no one has the right to terminate the life of another just because he has the apparatus of state power.
“We, therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of officers involved in the Lekki killing as well as the withdrawal of soldiers from engaging protesters”, the Caucus stated. (Daily Trust)