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Use of ‘massacre’ during #EndSARS protest is highly debatable - Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says the use of the word ‘massacre’ for the Lekki shooting during the October 2020 #EndSARS protests is debatable.

 Appearing on a Channels Television program on Thursday, October 20, Datti however noted that there were cases of abuses of procedure and civil rights violations during the protest. 

 He said; 

 “There was abuse of human rights, procedures and if some people interpret it as massacre, then yes. However, massacre has different technical meanings. I can’t say I know all of it.

“First of all, no advance notice was given before the attack. The victims must have been attacked in their own areas.

“These are well-meaning Nigerians who brought themselves out in the public area and were attacked by security forces who are meant to be protecting their lives and properties.

“The use of ‘massacre’ is highly debatable, but I can say for sure that there were abuses of procedures and civil rights violations.”

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