The Presidency has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari kept mum on the Lekki toll gate shooting of unarmed protesters in his nationwide speech addressing the #EndSARS protests.
The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who made the disclosure, said that his principal did not mention the shooting because it would be “premature and presumptuous.”
Speaking while appearing on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, Adesina explained that the shooting was being investigated by the military.
He said: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.
“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing.
“It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”
Buhari was widely bashed for keeping mum on the Lekki shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters by some personnel of the military during his national broadcast on the issue.