Nigerian Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has revealed why family members of victims of Lekki Massacre are afraid to speak.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria made this revelation while speaking at a virtual #EndSARS meeting organized by Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters.
Speaking at the meeting, the lawyer revealed that family members of the victims have refused to speak about the incident “because of the environment under which we operate”.
Femi Falana went on to state that the military is “known for lies and deception”, and that there must be justice for the victims of Lekki Massacre.
He also noted that Lekki incident must not be swept under the carpet just like the Nigerian Army “covered up” the reported killing of 347 Shi’ites in Zaria, Kaduna state, in 2015.
According to him, bodies of Zaria victims of the above instance “were taken away in the dead of the night and given a mass burial.”
“Who has come up in the case of Zaria? Because you must understand the environment under which we operate”, he questioned.
Falana also said some of those injured in the Lekki shooting had to forcefully discharge themselves because were told in a hospital that they were going to be held liable for the riots in town, “and so, everybody had to move.”