Nigeria Government denied protesters death at Lekki toll gate, claiming no ones died at lekki protest that occurred on the 20th of October 2020.
The End Sars protester’s go on with there peaceful protest unarmed and shouting for there right, demanding the government to end “Sars” for there rapidly brutality in the country.
Early before then, report shows that over twelve protesters were shot dead by Nigerian police called “Sars” and Nigeria Government kept mute over the matter before the Lekki toll gate incident.
According to report on the 20th October 2020, Nigerian army descend to lekki at exactly 6:29pm heading towards lekki toll gate. The unarmed peaceful protesters keeping up with there protest, not knowing the military army came to cause mayhem into there protest. As Nigeria forces get closer, at 6:43pm they started shooting.
Nigeria Authority said they fire into the air and not at the protesters. but, according to some CCTV footage it shows the army shoot at the protesters while faking it, by also shooting into the air. In the midst of the chaotic scene is Dj Switch, a Nigerian celebrity activist she is broadcasting live on Instagram.
CCTV footages from government surveillance cameras overlooking the toll gate presented to the Lagos Judiciary panel of inquiry investigating police brutality, the abuses of the disbanded SARS and the toll gate shooting.The CCTV footage and other footages from the scene at the time showed soldiers shooting at protesters. Corroborating a previous testimony given by the Lekki Concession Company to the panel, the footage stopped at about 8 pm because the CCTV had been tampered with ostensibly to provide cover for the shooting. Though yet to provide any counter evidence, Nigerian authorities continue to deny that soldiers shot at protesters.
“I wanted people to see what was happening, i didn’t want anybody to come and twist the story” – Dj Switch
Eye Witnesses said ambulances were stopped into entering by Nigerian’s authorities.
The report also found a bullet case which is confirmed as live bullet ammunition known as “Asabian”. Report tell us Nigerian Army purchased weapons from Serbia from almost every year between 2015 and 2016 which clarified that the Nigerian army truly shot at the peaceful protesters.
The shooting continues passed midnight, a witness protesters said it wasn’t just army, at that point Nigerian police arrived and open fire. Over 100+ protesters were recorded dead during, all times of the protest.