#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We will not sit and watch some people destroy Nigeria-Defence minister

Yusuf Bello| The federal government on Saturday warned that it will not sit down and watch some people destabilise the country.

Nigeria’s minister of defence, Bashir Magashi, who stated this in Kano while answering questions from reporters on the renewed protests at the Lekki toll gate, said that the Buhari-led administration will not be governed the way some people want it.

He said, “If some people are seeing this country, that it has to be governed the way they want, they are mistaken.”

“We are not elected to serve a particular people. We were elected to serve this country. Whoever is involved in this thing, the military or the government will not allow it to happen.

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“Our interest is to ensure that there is peace and security in this country and that economic activities and social life of people are restored. That is our purpose. Whatever is happening here and there is an opinion of government.”

On the refusal of Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai refusal to grant amnesty to bandits, Magashi explained that there are international law that governs such situations.

“If Kaduna state does not want to give amnesty to the people, please advise him that there is an international law stating what to be done and how it is done,” he said.

“We just don’t do things in isolation. We are part of the world. There are international laws and regulations that must be complied with in dealing with these situations.”

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