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Lekki shooting: No one can explain Buhari’s silence, says Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah has expressed surprise over the ‘continued silence’ of President Muhammadu Buhari on the shooting in Lekki, Lagos state.

Recall that on Tuesday, the #EndSARS protest took a violent turn when men dressed in military uniform fired live bullets at unarmed protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

As at time of reportage, President Buhari has not addresses the nation on the Lekki shootings.

The cleric while speaking on a Channels TV programme on Wednesday said it is the responsibility of the president to communicate his feelings to citizens and set the country on a particular path.

“I really cannot understand this. I feel totally helpless in the sense that I cannot find any reason and I don’t think any Nigerian in the right frame of mind can find a reason to why the president has remained so silent on this crisis,” he said.

Kukah said the apology rendered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was to compensate for the president’ silence.

Nigeria’s vice president, Osinbajo on Friday had apologised to Nigerians for the slow response of the federal government to the issues raised by the protesters

He added that judicial panels of inquiry would be set up in all states to ensure justice is served.

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