Govt defends troops in Lagos, Braithwaite, others kick

THE opposition to the presence of soldiers on Lagos streets to prevent fresh protest against the Federal Government’s increase of the pump price of petrol is still unabated. Yesterday, Lagos, traditional rulers, elder statesmen led by Dr. Tunji Braithwaite and Prof. Ben Nwabueze, the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Senator Gbenga Ashafa, among others demanded the immediate withdrawal of the troops. But the Defence Minister, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed and the Army authorities in Lagos said they were not ...
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Added January 17, 2012
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