Videos which has surfaced online shows the sad moment Nigeria’s armed forces opened fire on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.
The shooting came hours after the governor of Lagos state announced a 24-hour curfew to try and end disruptions in a region that’s home to more than 22 million people and houses the headquarters of Nigeria’s biggest banks. Before today, the protests have been largely peaceful, with the government issuing a directive to its security forces not to use violence.
4 people already dead at Lekki tollgate??? 💔💔💔💔
— POWERPLAY⚡️ (@1DJPowerPlay) October 20, 2020
Singer Peter Okoye wrote ;
Nigerian Soldiers! shooting at Lekki Toll gate Now!!! @jidesanwoolu
Protesters dead!!! WHAT A FAILED GOVERNMENT!
@lalaakindoju wrote ;
IF YOU KNOW THE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE PLEASE CALL HIM AND TELL HIM TO STOP HIS MEN FROM SHOOTING AT THE LEKKI PROTESTERS. THEY HAVE BEEN STUCK.
Wale Adetona wrote ;
They’ve started shooting at the protesters in Lekki. Please call whoever you have there to go home! Said this before. It’s not safe. Better to live to fight another day.
Toke Makinwa wrote ;
The shooting in lekki is uncalled for, these guys are harmless and cannot defend themselves. Why and d we offend? How is this even happening?