Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has come under fire for his comments on the October 20 shooting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
The AGF had said it was likely hoodlums wearing military fatigues, and not soldiers, who shot the #EndSARS protesters.
In a reaction to this statement, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), described the statement of the Attorney General statement as: “an unwarranted irritation and an aggressive form of insults and lack of respect for the innocent peaceful protesters in Lekki Toll Gate Lagos who were on 20th October 2020 despatched to the great World beyond by Men and officers of the military, paid with taxpayers money to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”
The Human Rights group also made a bold call on AGF Malami to apologise and resign.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said that Abubakar Malami was trying to “spread confusion” by suggesting that soldiers were never sent to the Lekki Toll Gate.