#ENDSARS: Lagos State Government Destroy Community Whose Resident Witnessed Lekking Shooting

Date: 10-02-2021 4:08 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
- at 10-02-2021 04:08 PM (2 months ago)

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Tasks Force accompanied by policemen and persons suspected to be thugs have burnt down a community whose residents witnessed the October 20 shooting of peaceful protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate.

It was sourced that some of its witnesses from the community for its groundbreaking investigation into the shooting, which revealed that soldiers and policemen shot directly at the protesters killing some and injuring several others. After originally claiming that soldiers deployed to the tollgate to disperse the protesters were given only blank rounds and that “they merely shot in the air”, the army later admitted that the troops were carrying both live rounds and blank bullets.

Ahmed Taiwo, a major general, who represented the army at a judicial panel investigating the shooting, argued that the soldiers carried live rounds “because hoodlums had infiltrated the protest”.

Residents of the community also accused the divisional police officer of the nearby Maroko Police Division, Raji Ganiyu, of shooting and killing some of the protesters. Mr Ganiyu denied the allegation.

A 24-hours’ notice
Residents of the community who spoke to us said policemen and some officials of the environmental task force, arrived at the community on Tuesday and told them to vacate their residences within 24 hours.

The residents, who asked not to be named for fear of being arrested by the authorities, said they were still trying to gather their belongings on Tuesday morning when a contingent of taskforce officials, mobile policemen, and “persons that looked like thugs” arrived and immediately started pulling down structures in the community.

They said while a bulldozer was pulling down the mainly makeshift houses, the thugs were setting fire to the fallen structures and the policemen chased residents who were still trying to salvage their belongings far into the banks of the lagoon, injuring some of them.

“People were scared and thought they were going to be arrested and ran towards the lagoon where they sustain deep cuts in their legs from broken bottles that were discarded there,” one resident said.

Another resident said he and other residents were stopped and searched by the policemen who claimed they were looking for weapons hidden in the shanties. He also said the policemen mocked residents of the shanty for participating in the protest and “for speaking to the media” after the indiscriminate shooting of peaceful protesters at the tollgate.
“They were laughing at us as we struggled to gather our properties. The policemen said: ‘Sheybi na una be ENDSARS protesters abi?’”

Posted: at 10-02-2021 04:08 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 10-02-2021 04:17 PM (2 months ago)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-02-2021 04:17 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Wazubia at 10-02-2021 07:09 PM (2 months ago)
LETS FACE THE FACT... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-02-2021 07:09 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac


  1. 2023: Tinubu Begins Distribution Of Rice To Kano Residents (Photo)

  2. Amidst Marriage Crash Rumors Sophia Williams Throws Shade At Her Ex Husband And Nuella Njubigbo

  3. An Engineer Who Graduated Third Class In OAU Shares His Experience In A Canadian University

  4. Check Out The Beautiful Interior of Ebute Metta Train Station As Recently Completed (PHOTOS)

  5. Nick Cannon And Abby De La Rosa Are Expecting Twin Boys

  6. Mentally Ill Woman Burnt To Death By Mob Over Witchcraft Allegation (PHOTO)

  7. Mercy Eke Gives Perfect Reply To Troll Who Said She Is Pretty Until She Talks

  8. Fulani Group Demand For Sunday Igboho's Arrest, Seek For Compensation Sarkin Igangan

  9. Who Named Her Queen Mother, She Should Be Scared Of Me – James Brown Drags Bobrisky

  10. Man Who Stabbed His Wife 300 Times To Death Sentenced To 18 Years in Prison

  11. Don’t Be Too Busy Making A Living That You Forget To Make A Life — Alex Unusual

  12. Never Give People The Opportunity To Push You To The Ground – Dj Cuppy

  13. DMX: Not Every Popular Person Who Dies Should Be Idolised – Lawyer

  14. Kidnapped UN Workers Are Yet To Be Release After Agencies Vow Not To Pay Ransoms

  15. We Are Not Aware Of FG Printing ₦60 Billion – CBN Counters Obaseki’s Claim

  16. Dancer, Kaffy Responds To Samklef's Post About Actor Bruno Not Being Mourned By Nigerians

  17. I’m Not Afraid To Be A Christian – Johnny Drille

  18. Isa Pantami Has Never Been On Any US Watchlist – Presidential Aide, Bashir Ahmad Confirms

  19. Suspected Bandits Kill 7 People And Abduct Nine Others In Fresh Attack On Zamfara Community

  1. "I’ve Introduced Prostitutes To Big Men Of God" – Popular Nollywood Actress, Cossy Ojiakor

  2. Linda Ikeji Allegedly Was Dating Duke And Jeremy Same Time - Report Claims

  3. Man Goes To Propose To His Girlfriend, But Catches Her Having Sex With Another Man (Video)

  4. Five Men Burnt To Death In Ghastly Accident On Their Way To A Friend's Engagement (Photos)

  5. Prince Phillip Won’t Be Buried Until The Queen Dies

  6. "With All Your Exercise, Your Leg Still Be Like 7 People Leg" - Fans Tells Uche Jombo (Photos)

  7. Nkechi Blessing Finally Reveals Husband’s Face, Hints He’s From Ekiti State

  8. Herbalist Begs Prophet Odumeje & Actress Rita Edochie To Forgive Hailing Comedienne, Ada Jesus

  9. Bitter Truth My Fulani Friends Must Accept - Dele Momodu Speaks About Injustice In Nigeria

  10. Pastor Takes Off Facemask, Blasts Church Members Over Small Offertory On Sunday Service (Video)