President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has finally released the figure of Nigerians and security operatives that lost their lives during the End SARS protest.
The figure was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday.
The Minister also accused CNN of looking the other way even though civilians and security operatives lost their lives during the civil disorder.
“In its jaundiced reporting, CNN was blind to the fact that six soldiers and 37 policemen were killed in unprovoked attacks.”
Mohammed stated that despite the military arresting looters during violence in Lagos, they were treated humanely before hand over to the police.
He added that the same cannot be said of those that killed security personnel in a barbaric manner.
“Six soldiers and 37 policemen were killed all over the country during the crisis. This is in addition to 196 policemen who were injured; 164 police vehicles that were destroyed and 134 police stations that were razed.”
He condemned human rights groups for ignoring the killings of law enforcement officers during the crisis.
He announced that the of unrest “left 57 civilians dead, 269 private/corporate facilities burnt/looted/vandalized, 243 government facilities burnt/vandalized and 81 government warehouses looted, and instead continued to dwell on the bodiless and bloodless ‘massacre’ at Lekki Toll Gate.”
Mohammed said they did not see anything wrong in the public and private properties that were burnt or looted.
The minister noted that all they could see in their “biased view” of the whole situation was a “hoax massacre”.
Source: Naija News