Protest in Lekki Lagos state Nigeria turns bloody as soldiers take over the area and started shooting at the protesters, unfortunately, one of the protesters was shot and she eventually developed a panic attack.
“Protesters try to save their colleague shot by soldiers as lady develops panic attack at Lekki Toll gate on Lagos.” one of the protesters said
It is reported that at least seven persons have been shot dead as the protest goes completely bloody.
— Protesters try to save their colleague shot by soldiers as lady develops panic attack at Lekki Toll gate on Lagos. pic.twitter.com/21BKHEcRUB
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 20, 2020
According to an eyewitness who reported and said that soldiers where deployed at the scene of the protest and they started shooting at the protesters, he continue saying that they need help.
Lekki VI toll gate !!! Wtf !! Country is finished pic.twitter.com/iWcZlTOpwf
— Davido (@davido) October 20, 2020
From the video above a gunshot can be heard from the background.
The videos show that the protesters are contemptuous, as several bullets were fired. The shooters struck shortly this afternoon in front of a crowd of protesters, who refused to leave Lekki’s toll gate after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a curfew in the province from 4 to 24 hours tonight.
This is happening just a few days after hundreds of Lagosians took over the area protesting the high handedness of the police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), They laid siege at the Lekki toll gate, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The protesters grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway to a halt.
Several residents who have to access the toll gate to get to work said they had returned home because of the massive traffic.
A resident of the Jakande area who left for work at 7 a.m. said she returned home after an hour because “there was no road to pass.”
Another resident who declined to say his name said he had to go through the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge to get to work.
This is why they turned off the cctv camera….
— RIco Swavey #Endsars 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@iamricoswavey) October 20, 2020