Why I denied alleged Lekki massacre –  Gen. Enenche 

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General John Enenche (Retd.)

The call for the removal of General John Enenche (retd.) from Labour Party presidential campaign council, has drawn the reaction of the former military spokesman. 

At the time of the EndSARS protest in 2020 during which some protesters were arguably killed by soldiers deployed to the scene, Enenche was military spokesman.  

Then, while appearing before judicial panel of inquiry set up by Lagos government to investigate several claims of police brutality against civilians including the rumoured killings of protesters at Lekki Toll gate during the protest, Enenche said nothing of the latter happened.  

His statement has come back to hunt him, with many in disagreement with his appointment as member of Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council and called for his removal. 

Defending his action, the Retired General in a statement he released on Friday said,  “Following my appointment on the campaign council of Labour Party, there were reactions on the social media about my pronouncement concerning a video shot at the scene of the ENDARS incident at Lekki toll gate on 20 October 2020.   

“Every one that commented in any way was right based on the information at their disposal and individual analysis. Personally and professionally, I worked with the overriding interest of Nigerians at heart based on the oath of allegiance I swore on commission into military service which is sacrosanct. I sincerely shared in the pains of that breaking news through the social media as it were.” 

 

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