Protesters and civilians alike have been forced to vacate the Lekki toll gate as Police fires tear gas. This caused gridlock at the Lekki Tollgate on Thursday morning as Nigerian youths marked the second anniversary of the Lekki shooting, following the 2020 EndSARS protest.
Remember that the entire nation was mourning two years ago following the shooting. Several Nigerians, including Amnesty International, alleged that officers of the Nigerian Army shot at the protesters on the 20th of October 2020.
A journalist for Arise TV, Oba Adeoye, was also allegedly harassed by police officials.
According to reports many commuters were stranded as the procession led by comedian, Adebowale Adedayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, and singer, Folarin Falana aka Falz continued.
Reacting, the Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said there were no gunshots and peaceful protesters were allowed to move around.
“Peaceful persons were allowed to move around without interference from the police. Some of them that decided to be lawless and start mounting the toll complex, an action threatening the existing law and order in the area, were dispersed with teargas.
“There was no use of baton, neither was there physical contact. We equally do not have any record of shooting. We would, however, appreciate evidence of gunshots, maybe a video, to enable us take appropriate action,” Hundeyin tweeted on Thursday.
APC held their rally in Lagos but they weren’t attack by the Police, they’re attacking mourners of #October2020 victims. If you support APC come 2023, it shall not be well with your linage.
Falz #EndSARSMemorial2 Reno Sanwo-Olu #Lekkitollgate pic.twitter.com/QyGJzNxMH1
— Felix Enimini (@felix_enimini) October 20, 2022