#LekkiGenocide: “I Did Not Ask The Soldiers To Open Fire On Unarmed Protesters” – Brigadier Francis Omata Says, Names Officer Respnsible

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Brigadier Francis Omata who alleged to have given the order for the Nigerian Army to open fire at unarmed protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday, October 20 has spoken up.

Omata denied the allegations, stating he only on the scene to ‘pull back the soldiers’. He also named the officer responsible; Lt Col . O. Bello of the 65 Battalion Bonny camp.

Brigadier F.O Omata has been the subject of many discussions across as many Nigerians threatened to mete out on his family same pains he caused upon many families of the people were .

In his defence, the Brigadier said:

“I didn’t command the soldiers nor there when shots were fired. I rushed to the scene and arrived about 39 mins after and identified myself and pull back the soldiers.

The soldiers were there 65 Battalion Bonny camp led by , Lt Col . O. Bello.

My only mistake was when I got to the scene I was screaming my name to alert the soldiers about my presence and people at the scene picked up and ran with it”. It was not me.

Lekki-VI toll gate has been the location of the # where Nigerian youths are clamouring for an end to , a unit which specializes in Anti Robbery cases.