Senate Committee Chairperson on Women Affairs, Betty Apiafi, has condemned the killing of unarmed protesters in Lagos state.
Speaking on Wednesday when she addressed newsmen in Abuja, Apiafi who represents Rivers West Senatorial District said the federal government that negotiated with terrorists unleashed soldiers on defenseless protesters.
“The Nigerian Constitution 1999 as amended provides for the fundamental human rights of its citizens. Section 40 states that ‘Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union, or association for the protection of his interests’.
“From the constitutional provisions, the gunning down and massacre of young, unarmed and defenceless peaceful EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday by the military is unconstitutional.
“These youths were only demanding that government lives up to its responsibilities of protecting their lives from Police brutality, and for a better future for the Nation. Sadly, the government which negotiated with Terrorists dispatched Soldiers and massacred defenceless youths, even while holding the Nigerian flag and singing the National Anthem,” she said.