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Malami refers to troops of Lekki shooting as hoodlums in army uniform

 Malami refers to troops of Lekki shooting as hoodlums in army uniform 

Abubakar Malami

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has described soldiers, that attacked

#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, are likely to be hoodlums wearing military fatigues in Lagos state.

The soldiers from Bonny camp, had on Tuesday, October 20, peaceful #ENDSARS protesters were fired at by security agents believed to be soldiers.

The development created outcries across the globe with many describing it as totally uncalled for.

Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja, the AGF said investigation is underway to ascertain what truly happened at the Lekki tollgate.

Malami said it was “pre-emptive” to conclude there had even been shootings, adding that “hoodlums” may have been hired to create a scene.

“You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene… could equally partake in the process,” the AGF said.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Osoba Olaniyi, had denied soldiers shot protesters, describing reports on the attack by the military as fake.

The Army also said it will not disclose the identity of its men sent to Lekki tollgate on October 20

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