The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has finally responded to the leaked EndSARS report on the October 20, 2020 clash between Nigerian security forces and protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.
The panel indicted the Federal Government, the police, and the military in the report.
“In the wake of a Tsunami of rejections that greeted the leaked report of the #EndSARS report, we of the Muslim Rights Concern, having critically scrutinised the report with the assistance of experts, hereby affirm that the said report is full of loopholes, discrepancies, half truths, irregularities, and inconsistencies too numerous to mention,” said MURIC.
“For the sake of clarity, we assert that life is sacred, and we despise the killing of protesters, even if it is only one person.”
“The report’s wording is riddled with terminological ambiguity. Exempli gratia, the term “massacre” was used to describe the alleged killing of 9 people, whereas “massacre” is used to describe the killing of tens, hundreds, or thousands of people. This is indicative of a desperate desire to indict at any cost.
“Nigerians were subjected to the agony of mathematical juggling, from DJ Switch’s 78 bodies to CNN’s 56, BBC’s 38, and the feminists’ pitiful figure of twenty-three bodies, which the panel reduced to 9 bodies.” However, analysts have reduced the figure to 3 or 4 after establishing prima facie cases of improper evidence evaluation. This report will not withstand the test of time.”
The statement went on to say that the EndSARS report contained outright lies.
“For example, the Doctor at Reddingtons never mentioned that a dead body was deposited at the hospital, despite the fact that the panel claimed on page 287 that he did,” it said. Kolade Salami, who was assassinated in 2019, was one of the victims of the Lekki shootings.”
According to the statement, half of the names were given without addresses, and no relatives have appeared before claim bodies; however, the panel recommends that compensation be paid to the non-existent families.
“These are just a few of the reasons the panel’s recommendations are laughable, irrational, and unrealistic,” the report concluded.