Use of the word massacre during #EndSARS protest is ‘highly debatable’ – Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

Use of the word massacre during #EndSARS protest is ‘highly debatable’ – Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

Vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has said that claims of a massacre occurring during the 2020 #EndSARS protest are highly debatable.

Ahmed who made the comment while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, however, stressed that there were clear cases of abuse of procedures and civil rights violations during the incident.

He said;

“There was abuse of human rights. There was abuse of procedure. If some people interpret those as massacre, then yes.

Use of the word massacre during EndSARS protest is ‘highly debatable’ – Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

“However, massacre has different technical meanings. I can’t say I know all of it, but I know massacre requires the assailant to have . . . first of all, no advance notice was given, before the attack. And the victims must have been attacked in their own areas.

“Now these are well-meaning Nigerians who brought themselves out to a public area and were attacked by the security forces that are meant to be protecting their lives and property.

“The use of massacre is highly debatable, but I can say for sure that there were abuses of procedure and civil rights violations.”

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