Don’t Comment On Lekki Shooting, You Are Not Qualified – Odi Community Leaders Slam Obasanjo
The leaders of the Odi community in Bayelsa State have jabbed Obasanjo for not having the moral right to talk about the protest because the Nigerian army carried out a massacre in Odi in 1999.
The statement read:
“The trauma that Odi went through under President Obasanjo is still fresh in living memory. The Nigerian Army moved in tanks, the Nigerian Navy moved in warships and the Nigerian Air Force was overhead. All the forces of the Nigerian federation were unleashed on the sleepy and unarmed rural community of Odi because some young people dared to ask for their rights. It was a time no one in Odi wishes to recall. Definitely, there are some lectures that ‘Professor’ Obasanjo may not be qualified to deliver, especially a lecture on how to disperse a peaceful protest without violence.’’