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Gun shot, killings of #endsars protesters reported around Lagos Lekki toll gate

By on October 20, 2020 0 458 Views

By GFDNews Correspondents

Videos footages flying around Twitters and other social media platforms have shown how some unnamed security agencies shooting live bullets at #endsars protesters around the Lekki toll gate in Lagos where many of the youth have camped in the last thirteen days.

Reports on Twitter and Instagram showed that some youths protesting against Police harassment and bad governance in the country were shot and killed by bullets from security, but this cannot be officially or personally verified by Global Financial Digest.

Lagos State Government had early on Tuesday declared a 24-hour curfew in the state after hoodlums hijacked the #endsars protest and razed down a Police station around Orile-Iganmu in Lagos.

Sources said that following the declaration of curfew, the government later deployed the military to displace the protesters at their main camping in Lekki toll plaza.

Residents at Oniru area of Victoria Island/Lekki axis said the soldiers were firing live bullets and firework at the protesters within the toll gate after the light, and the CCTV have been cut off.

Many of the videos footage are not clear because of the darkness that enveloped the area, but shouting by the Youth who held on to the Nigerian flag and singing the National Anthem with the sound of gun firing heard in the background.

AFP News Agency is also quoting Amnesty International that protesters were killed by Nigeria security forces in Lagos.

Also, a report by the BBC is also reporting that about seven Nigerian youth have been fell by the bullets of soldiers deployed by the government on operation crocodile smile.

In a statement by the Lagos Commissioner of information, Gbenga Omotosho, the government said “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident. Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish,” Omotosho said.

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