Nigerians protesting peacefully against police brutality at Lekki toll gate in Lagos State have come under attack as security operatives fire live bullets at them.
MDB earlier reported that the #EndSARS protesters continued their protests despite the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to multiple videos that have surfaced online, many of the protesters have scampered for safety.
Reports say at least seven have been shot dead while many persons have sustained varying degree of injuries.
The peaceful protesters were attacked while the lights were turned off and the CCTV cameras cut off.
A popular Disc Jockey, DJ Switch who is at the scene of the shooting, as at the time of filing this report, was streaming the incident live on her Instagram page, with many Nigerians tuning in to get live updates.
She stated that soldiers arrived en masse shooting sporadically at everyone at the toll gate and have seized some bodies of the deceased.
DJ Switch named the commander who gave order for the shooting as Gen F.O Omata, formerly of Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN and currently 81 Division Training Officer, Lagos state.
More details to come.
See some videos below;
Guys I just watched this on PokoLee’s Ig live. This happened now at Lekki tollgate 😩😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/Z3iiOcw8zn
— Debbie (@Debbie__oz) October 20, 2020
— Ayo Sogunro – #Transformist (@ayosogunro) October 20, 2020
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) October 20, 2020
Can we make this go viral??????
— Idris (@Crhedrys) October 20, 2020
Rt for the world to know that soldiers are shooting at peaceful protesfers in Lekki VI toll gate. People r not safe, they opening fire at them!! #EndSARS #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria pic.twitter.com/na0L7cqaog
— Dr Toolz #EndSWAT (@toolzdeyforyou) October 20, 2020
— bhello adhams (@bello_adams) October 20, 2020