The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has demanded an apology from the Federal Government over the Lekki toll gate massacre of October 20, 2020, following the finding of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Related Abuses and other matters.
The organisation in a statement by NAS Capone, Abiola Owoaje asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the lies dished out by the Federal Government in an attempt to bury the truth, Vanguard reports.
In the statement titled “Lekki Tollgate Massacre: Truth Unmasked“, NAS said Buhari should be sober enough to admit that he failed as Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces.
It reads; “For consistently lying about the events of the Lekki tollgate shooting, the Federal Government must tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians. President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober enough to admit that as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, his administration failed innocent young Nigerians when they were mowed down by bullets bought with taxpayers’ money at the Lekki tollgate on that Black October, and other killings across the state during the protest.
He should accept responsibility and ensure adequate compensation is paid to all the victims identified. This is the only way for true reconciliation and restitution to begin. And more importantly the turning point to put an end to the appalling actions and impunity of Nigeria’s security agencies against the citizens.”
Owoaje, who called for the prosecution of the military and Police personnel that took part in the shooting, berated the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor for attempting to down play the ignoble role of the Nigerian Army in the atrocious event.