By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has slammed the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in the Lekki area of Lagos State, and has asked the military high command to reveal the identity of the soldiers that carried out the dastardly attacks in order for legal proceedings to be instituted against them.
This charge was contained in a statement signed by NBA President, Olumide Akpata, on Tuesday, following the gory development.
According to the statement: “The Military High command is hereby requested to immediately identify and name the officers involved in this gross professional misconduct for immediate prosecution and dismissal in line with extant laws,” Akpata said.
Proceeding, the statement added, “The NBA shall immediately commence legal proceedings at all relevant fora – both locally and internationally – against the Nigerian Military and other relevant authorities, on behalf of the families of the victims, for abuse of power, disregard of rules of engagement and the infringement of the fundamental rights (including the right to life) of the affected citizens.”
A team of armed security personnel had stormed the Lekki toll gate – where a series of protests had held peacefully – and fired live bullets at a crowd of youths there.