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Breaking Army denies moving dead bodies from the military hospital

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The Nigerian Army has described as ‘Fake News’ reports claiming operatives had moved dead bodies from the shooting incident in Lekki.

Sahara Reporters earlier today published an exclusive report claiming that at least 20 bodies of endsars protesters had been moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital(IDH) mortuary in Yaba.  

AT LEAST 20 BODIES OF ENDSARS PROTESTERS MASSACRED AT LEKKI TOLL GATE, LAGOS BY OPERATIVES OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY ON OCTOBER 20, 2020, WERE ON FRIDAY SECRETLY MOVED TO THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE HOSPITAL (IDH) MORTUARY IN YABA. 

SAHARAREPORTERS GATHERED THAT THE LEKKI MASSACRE VICTIMS WERE MOVED TO THE IDH MORTUARY AFTER A POSTMORTEM EXAMINATIONS WAS CONDUCTED ON THEIR BODIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY AND FORENSIC MEDICINE, LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, IKEJA.”

Reacting via its Twitter handle, the Nigerian Army described the report as fake.

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End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the UK Parliament, to impose sanctions on Nigerian officials over their roles in the End SARS protests.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while fielding questions from State House reporters at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the Nigerian government has reached out to present its own side of the story.

Onyeama also argued that lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions.

“Yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and they do not speak for the UK government which acts for the United Kingdom and they have also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. Of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also able to air their view.

“But what is important, is that a balanced picture is made available to them, before they take any decision,” Onyeama said.

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