The President addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast moments back and many Nigerians had felt it would be perfect opportunity for him to explain the events that unfolded at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
A security analyst Victor Eke said Buhari should have adequately address the crisis, especially coming after the NSA Babagana Monguno has said something important would be disclosed.
“We have been inundated with claims that the president would make a concrete announcement tonight,” Mr. Eke said. “But this appears to be an empty speech.”
“The NSA has spoken earlier in the day and told the country something important would be said,” he added.
See some reactions by Nigerians below;
@RealDreylo: Buhari expressed concern for Oba of Lagos but didn’t say anything about Lekki protesters getting killed. Ok
@dareynow: I think the President’s speech lacked empathy and hope. Two key things needed at such a time as this. Please share YOUR thoughts
@oyimzy: I watched the recorded live broadcast from the beginning to the end and nothing made sense. This Jubril guy sorry Buhari has no sympathy for our lost heroes at Lekki toll gate he didn’t even mention a word about it, wow!
@MrOdanz: Buhari did not acknowledge or even offer any words of condolence to those who have lost their lives in the two weeks of the #ENDSARS protest. He is there telling the international community not to “jump into conclusion” and warning youths that their protests won’t be “tolerated”
@trending_medic: Buhari acknowledged the Police Officers that died but didn’t deem the victims in Lekki and Lagos important enough to give a word.