Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, Peter Obi, has called on the government to stop wasting the lives of young Nigerians protesting.
Obi made the call while condemning the shooting at the Lekki tollgate by security operatives. Some security operatives believed to be men of the Nigerian Army had shot at End SARS protesters in Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night.
However, Obi in a series of tweets lamented that the massacre was avoidable. In a series of tweets, the former Anambra State governor described the incident as a collective loss to the nation.
He wrote, “The killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate and other parts of the country yesterday is condemnable. It should not have happened.
“To imagine that young people seeking to enthrone a better Nigeria where shot at even while they were singing the national anthem is unconscionable.
“We cannot be wasting precious lives that represent the foundation of our future. It is not just a loss to the families who are grieving, but the collective loss of our nation.
“My deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those affected. May their souls rest in peace and their memory a blessing. -PO.”