Lekki Shooting: Killers Of #EndSARS Protesters Should Face Full Wrath Of The Law, Bakare Tells Buhari
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to unravel the killers of the #EndSARS Protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State and make them face the full wrath of the law.
Bakare, who spoke on Sunday during his sermon in church, asked President Buhari to prosecute the soldiers who sent many young Nigerians to their early graves and left other with varying degrees of injuries.
“I strongly recommend that President Buhari should ensure that those who ordered armed soldiers to fire on innocent citizens are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
“This is not the nation we hope to bequeath to our children. We will build this nation, not upon the altar of the blood of our young people, but on their visions and aspirations,” Bakare added.
Speaking further, he said that no degree of brutal repression of protesters can overcome the desire of protests in the hearts and minds of the people.
“Your bullets may drive them off the streets, but your bullets cannot pierce their spirits or puncture their resilience.
“Our overarching challenge is systemic governance failure which, over the decades, has worsened the living conditions of Nigerians. As a result, although the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been disbanded, the spirit of SARS continues to prowl unchecked,” he said.
His remarks come five days after several people were killed and others injured after security operatives opened fire at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.
Security operatives had stormed the scene of the protest on Tuesday night hours after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire.
The action drew global condemnation both within the country and outside of Nigeria with the United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS calling for a thorough probe into the tragic shooting.