Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Thursday, commended the Cable Network News (CNN) for its in-depth report on the Lekki Tollgate shooting of innocent #EndSARS protesters by men of the Nigerian Army.
He thanked the international news medium for helping to expose the truth about how soldiers invaded the Tollgate and pumped live ammunition into peaceful protesters that killed and wounded scores of Nigerian youths on Tuesday October 10, 2020.
He noted that by the well-researched investigative story, the CNN has helped to put a lie to the false claims by the Nigerian Army that its soldiers fired blank into the air on that “bloody night of bullets.”
He said it was a good thing that the news outlet helped to uncover the cover-up of the Major General Muhammadu Buhari-led regime, the Lagos State Government, the Nigerian Army and the police concerning the gruesome massacre of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
The Bayelsa-born political activist, said he was optimistic that the overwhelming evidence unearthed in the report would aid the International Criminal Court (ICC) in prosecuting those who perpetuated the dastardly act including Buhari, Governor Babajide Sanwolu, Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for aiding and abetting the commission of Crimes Against Humanity (CAH).
He called on the ICC to carry out its own diligent investigation on the massacre as well as ensure that officials found culpable are brought to justice anywhere in the world they’re are spotted outside the shores of Nigeria.
He noted that the Buhari’s regime has been doing all it can to suppress the truth about the Lekki massacre before the CNN exposed their satanic lies with graphic evidence.
He lamented that despite the international opprobrium that trailed the Lekki Tollgate massacre, the Federal Government has continued to threaten Nigerian youths by vowing not to allow a similar protest rather than show remorse.
He further lamented that the present anti-people’s regime of Buhari has continued to violate the fundamental human rights of innocent Nigerian youths through myriads of inhuman acts meant to intimidate and oppress those believed to have taken part in the #EndSARS protests.
He called on the genuine #EndSARS protesters not to give in to arrests, intimidation harassment, court trials and imprisonments in their struggle to make the country a better place for all Nigerians.
He said even if the present crop of uncaring and corrupt government officials escape justice in the courts of men, the blood of those killed and maimed by SARS on the one hand and soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate shootings would hunt them and their families forever.
“The blood of the innocent lives lost will hunt all those that connived and killed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate. They may may thwart the justice of men but will definitely not escape the justice of God,” he declared.