Unarmed #EndSARS Protesters Still Being Shot At After Lekki Massacre Last Night

Published On: October 21, 2020, 1:51 pm (1 month ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA


Dozens of peaceful protesters waving the Nigerian flag were gunned down at the Lekki-Epe toll gate in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hours after around a dozen protesters were killed during a peaceful sit-in protest at the Lekki-Epe toll gate in Lagos State on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, shootings have continued on Wednesday morning.

At least seven people have been reported dead, by eyewitnesses, and countless others injured after soldiers, according to eyewitnesses, opened fire on unarmed protesters in the dead of the night.

The Nigerian Army has strongly denied its officers were responsible for the massacre that has caught the world's attention, even though there are videos online showing security operatives in military gear.

As part of nationwide demonstrations, hundreds of protesters had shut down the lucrative toll gate for over one week demanding comprehensive police reform.

State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Tuesday afternoon after an uptick of violence from thugs who tried to hijack the peaceful protests.

Scores of protesters refused to leave the toll gate despite the curfew which was originally set to commence at 4 pm, and later extended to 9 pm.

Sporadic gunshots filled the air on Tuesday night with protesters live streaming the scenes strewn with injured bodies and some that were dead or eventually died.

Ambulances were also initially denied access into the heart of one of Lagos' busiest intersections where protesters were gunned down.

Despite the local and international condemnation that has greeted the killings, security operatives were still shooting at protesters early on Wednesday morning.

Obianuju Udeh, a disc jockey popularly called DJ Switch, reported the shooting on Wednesday while protesters were transporting an injured person to a medical centre.

Quote
"They are not even shooting up, they're shooting straight bullets at us. They are positioned by the side of the Lekki-Epe expressway,"
she said in alarm.

Shootings were heard in the background of a short clip she posted online.


Other video clips have also been posted on Twitter on Wednesday morning to report the shootings as protesters have refused to back down despite Tuesday's horror show.

DJ Switch called for more people, especially well-known faces, to join the protest.

Sanwo-Olu confused by massacre

Governor Sanwo-Olu said on Wednesday morning that last night's events were out of his control.

Quote
"This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger,"
he posted on Twitter.

Quote
It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.



Posted: (1 month ago) on 21-10-2020 01:51 PM | Hero
this girl is brave

Posted: (1 month ago) on 21-10-2020 02:36 PM | Hero
Reply
LAGOS BURNING!!!!!!!
Posted: (1 month ago) on 21-10-2020 04:15 PM | Addicted Hero
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. "How Gen. Yakubu Gowon Looted Half Of CBN To London" - UK Parliament

  2. African Visitors To Pay $15,000 Visa Bond As US Govt Introduces New Policy From 23 Countries

  3. Meet All The Ladies In 9ice's Previous Entanglements (PHOTOS)

  4. Toke Makinwa Goes Hard On Reno Omokiri's Comment Over Divorcee Slay Queens & It's Messy

  5. President Trump Finally Concede To Biden-Harris Transition

  6. PHOTOS: Nigerian Man In Celebratory Mood As His Older White Lover Accepts His Marriage Proposal

  7. Clown Face, God Forbid I Marry A Man Who Tweets Like You - Toke To Omokri For Shaming Divorcees

  8. Uti Nwachukwu Blasts Christians Over Speaking In Tongues, Says It's Now So Easy To Fake

  9. JUST IN: Gunmen Invade Agric Minister, Sabo Nanono's Family House In Kano, Kidnapped Brother

  10. "Nationwide Strike Not Yet An Option" – Organised Labour Speaks On Fuel, Electricity Hike

  11. Dont Travel Home For Christmas - FG Appeals To Nigerians Over Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

  12. BBNaija's Nengi & In-house Lover Ozo Gets N1m Each From Die-Hard 'Ozone' Fans (Photos)

  13. OH NO! 30 Year Old Man, Alhassan Ya’u Beheads His One Year Old Son in Jigawa

  14. Senator Ali Ndume Remanded In Prison Over Abdulrasheed Maina's Escape


THIS WEEK
  1. Femi Otedola In Shock As Daughter, DJ Cuppy Makes Stunt Dive Into Ocean To Welcome 2021 (VIDEO)

  2. Video: Man Requests Divorce On The Spot After Catching Wife Cheating With His Friend

  3. EXCLUSIVE! Names & Photos Of #EndSARS Protesters Shot Dead At Lekki Toll Gate Released

  4. Ned Nwoko Allegedly Compensates Regina Daniels’ Ex-Boyfriend, Somadina With Mansion Worth N100m

  5. Lagos Socialite, Pretty Mike Shows Up At Williams Uchemba’s Wedding With 6 Pregnant Women (Vid)

  6. See How DJ Cuppy Replies On Who She Prefers Between Wizkid And Davido When Asked By Fans

  7. Photo & Videos From Davido's 28th Birthday Beach Party That Has Got People Talking

  8. OAP, Toke Makinwa Flaunts Her Gorgeous Body While On Pants & Bra In New Photos (Photos)

  9. "Please Help Me Beg My Wife, I Cheated On Her By Mistake" - 9ice

  10. Nigerian Man Shares Lovely Family Photo After Relocating To Canada With His White Woman (Photos


TOP MEMBERS: