#LekkiGenocide: “I didn’t ask the soldiers to fire on unarmed demonstrators,” says Brigadier General Francis Omata, who is responsible for the names.
The speech was made by Brigadier General Francis Omata, who on Tuesday, October 20, allegedly ordered the Nigerian army to open fire on unarmed demonstrators at the toll station in Lecchi.
Omata denied the accusations, stating that he arrived at the scene only to “get the soldiers out.” He also appointed a responsible officer; Lieutenant Colonel S.O. Bello of Bonnie’s 65th Field Battalion.
Brigadier General F.O. Omata was the subject of much discussion on social media, as many Nigerians threatened to inflict the same pain on his family that he inflicted on many of those killed.
In his defense, the brigadier general said:
“I did not command the soldiers and was not present during the shelling. I ran to the scene and arrived about 39 minutes later, introduced myself and took the soldiers out.
The soldiers left camp 65 of the Bonnie Battalion, led by their commander, Lieutenant Colonel S.O. Bello.
My only mistake was that when I arrived at the scene, I shouted my name to warn the soldiers of my presence, and the people on the spot picked him up and ran away with him. ” It wasn’t me.
The Lekki-VI toll station was the site of a peaceful #EndSARS protest, where young Nigerians are demanding an end to SARS, the Nigerian police force that specializes in anti-robbery cases.