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Lekki Shooting: Fani-Kayode blasts Clinton, Biden for criticising Buhari after backing his election


Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has blasted Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Joe Biden for criticising the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

In a statement on his official Twitter account on Thursday, FFK expressed shock that Biden and Clinton can speak up against Buhari’s government after supporting him in the 2015 general elections here he defeated the then-sitting president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

According to Fani-Kayode, they were responsible for Jonathan’s defeat and foisting “a homicidal maniac” like Buhari into power.

This comes after security officials wearing military uniforms were recorded shooting live rounds at unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday night.

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Recall that Clinton and Biden reacted to the killings by calling on Buhari and the military to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.

Biden’s statement partly read: “I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence.

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The protesters have gone on a two-week protest against police brutality in the nation with the #EndSARS echoed across the nation and beyond, before the Lekki shooting.

In what looks like a premeditated attack on the unarmed citizens bearing the Nigerian flags and chanting the national anthem, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 24hour curfew to begin by 4pm.

Soon after the announcement, some men (non-protesters) were seen removing the CCTV camera’s that have been stationed at the Toll Gate since it’s was completed by the Babatunde Raji Fashola government around May 2013.

Moments after the removal, the lights of the Toll Gate that has never gone of since the protests started and a billboard stationed close to the spot were turned off prior to the arrival of the soldiers who then fired directly at the protesters.

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A number of protesters were reportedly killed and injured during the attack as witnesses also accused the soldiers of carting away with corpses of their victims.

The Nigeria Army has since denied the reports, saying it had no involvement in any attack on the protesters.

Meanwhile, the president is yet to address the nation in-person after the military attacked unarmed peaceful #EndSARS protesters bearing the Nigerian flag on Tuesday while they intentionally ignored the chaos in areas like Mushin, Ikorodu, Yaba/Ebute-Meta amongst others.