EndSARS: Sad Moment At Lekki, Protesters Say, They Came Here To Kill Us
… Rihana Reacts To Shooting
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
lt was a sad Tuesday for people in Lekki, Lagos state and Nigerians as peaceful protest turned bloody.
Protesters who turned out at Lekki toll gate lying down with placards in continuation of the ENDSARS protest were attacked by uniform men which resulted to many casualties.
Channels TV reports that,
“#EndSARS protesters have spoken on the traumatic experience they faced as soldiers of the Nigerian Army fired live bullets at them at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
“There were reports of massive shooting by security agents at protesters on Tuesday evening at the Lekki Toll Gate.
“They Came here to kill us’, #EndSARS protesters told Channels TV.
The shooting led to the death of several people as many were also injured.
“Security operatives had stormed the scene of the protest after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire, with the intent to kill many people.
“As many turned up to social media to share the Live video clips of the tragic incident, many people could be seen with various degrees of injuries. The scale of the damage could not be ascertained.
“In a recent interview video, eyewitnesses said the security operatives fired live bullets at protesters who were peacefully gathered at the Lekki Toll Plaza.
This, they said, resulted in the death of several persons with many others injured.
“The witnesses said some government officials had come in the evening to unmount the CCTV cameras stationed at the toll gate.
“They added that while the security operatives were carrying out the shooting, the light at the scene was put out.
“In some of the videos shared on social media, people cluster together as they struggle to save some of those who sustained gunshot wounds during the incident.”
There have been reactions and condemnations by Nigerians on such gruesome attack on innocent youths on peaceful protests over issues of great concern.
Rihana one of the first famous world people to react to the shooting explaining how heartbroken she is over the shooting at Lekki toll gate last night which caught the world by storm took to twitter to address her millions of followers and beyond writing;
“I can’t bear to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet. It is such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by. My heart is broken for Nigeria. It is unbearable to watch.”
The singer, praised Nigerians for their courage despite the tough times.
“I’m so proud of your strength and for not letting up on the fight for what is right. #EndSARS,” she added.