The Nigeria Association of Women Journslists (NAWOJ) Lagos State Chapter has condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki toll gate by soldiers.
The Association said it is still a shock and an unacceptable acts.
This submission was made in a statement signed by the Chairperson, Comrade Adeola Ekine and Secretary, Comrade Lilian Ario.
“It has been a disheartening moments to us as women and mothers since this unimaginable crises that have enveloped our state and the nation as a whole in this past few days.
“We are also saddened by the destruction of some of the media houses where our Colleagues work and earn their daily living. Even though their properties within their office premises were not speared, we thank God that non of our members lost their lives.
“We therefore add our voices as female journalists in Lagos state, women, mothers and grandmothers that it is painful to watch our children and leaders of tomorrow been tormented and expected to shut their mouth in a country that promises freedom of speech and expression. ” the statement added.
As an Association, NAWOJ said it will not support disobedience of the law, but insists that the citizens should be heard.
“We therefore use this medium to plead with our Government to take into consideration the subject matters of this protest and also to ensure our safety in our country Nigeria.
“Let us therefore as good and law abiding Citizens do the needful by adhering to order and staying safe. Let’s speak to our children and young ones to shield their sword.” the statement requested.