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The documentary also revealed that in collaboration with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, several of the bullets from the Lekki Toll Gate originated from Serbia as export documents showed that Nigeria imported bullets from Serbia every year between 2005 and 2016. "[43] Protesters who used MTN and Airtel as their network providers reported that network antennas in that area had been switched off, leaving them unable to make phone calls or use the internet. Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? Video, 00:01:42, How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating. The police rejected[51] the bodies. It was indeed a black Tuesday as innocent #EndSARS protesters murdered in a cold blood at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos state. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? The tweet reads: Clashes between protesters and law enforcement agents in Lagos turned bloody on Tuesday, despite a state-wide curfew, with eyewitnesses telling CNN that multiple demonstrators have been shot by soldiers. Shaun King Oct 21, 2020 - 3:51 . Lekki Toll Gate Massacre: “Let his days be few and let another take his office – Apostle Suleman lay curses. No few than 78 Nigerians youths who are demand from their government to end police brutality and bad government were killed on the 20th of October 2020.Omokoshaban in report at about 9:52pm confirmed that dead in Lekki toll gate massacre.The incident coming after curfew were imposed on all part of the state.The government allegedly send some persons to go The Lekki toll gate massacre came after weeks of demonstrations against the notorious Nigerian police unit known as SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? The protesters were defiance of a curfew imposed hours earlier by authorities. [5] Amnesty International stated that at least 12 protesters were killed during the shooting, it is said the number is definitely higher. [9] A week later, however, the Nigerian Army admitted to an investigative panel in the presence of press, that it had deployed soldiers to the toll gate on the orders of the governor of Lagos State. He said he saw two people being shot. [59] Several fires burned throughout Lagos after the shooting. It will be recalled that men in military uniforms stormed the scene of the protest at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday evening and shot at many of them. Protestors converged on the toll gate, set in the south of Lagos near the prestigious Lagos Island, on October 8. This was followed by what many have termed the Lekki massacre. Segun Awosanya (Segalink) one of the initiators of the EndSARS campaign was appointed to the panel representing human rights activists. – Soldiers were deployed all over Lagos, including Lekki Toll Gate, after the other security agencies were overwhelmed on Oct. 20th 2020, upon the request of the state government. Pandemic diaries: How are people coping in lockdown? The protest staged at the Lekki Toll Gate was initially slated as a three-day event. The protests which have changed Nigeria forever. [3] Loatsad Media stated, "On Tuesday [20 October] when the curfew was announced we heeded the governor's warnings and didn't want our staff in any danger, hence by 3 pm, our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor's curfew request. Video, 00:05:22Vaccine divides in the Middle East, Meet Kenya's 'spy queen' Video, 00:05:28Meet Kenya's 'spy queen'. The protests which takes its name from the slogan started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand the disbanding of the unit by the Nigerian government. That ended abruptly on 20 October when the army opened fire on peaceful protesters in a wealthy suburb of Lagos. A day after the incident, on 21 October, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu, initially denied reports of any loss of lives, but later admitted in an interview with a CNN journalist that "only two persons were killed". At approximately 6.45pm, the Nigerian military opened fire on the #EndSARS protesters who were peaceful. The Nigerian president announced that he would scrap the police unit (SARS) and directed state Governors to constitute a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to decide on cases of killings and brutality by officers of the defunct SARS so punishment can be meted on rogue officers. Follow. what happened at lekki toll gate The Lekki Toll Gate had been occupied by protestors for several weeks, since the early October intensification of the anti-police brutality demonstrations. [3] There have been complaints about missing persons[6] and a few have been confirmed to be hospitalized and in critical condition. [40] The Lekki toll gate shooting promptly ended the protest movement. The Nigerian government has insisted that only social media massacre occurred at the Lekki toll gate during the End SARS protests. This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 07:16. ... Tinubu said the massacre should never … On 21 November, the Nigerian Army admitted to the Lagos Judiciary panel of inquiry into the shooting that it had deployed soldiers to the toll gate with both live and blank bullets. She said that armed soldiers and police officers shot at her and other peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the night of 20th October and that among them were officers of the disbanded SARS unit. Video, 00:01:42Nalvalny supporters detained in Russia, How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating. [12][13] It maintained that it had done so for the 'protection of the force' in case of any attack by hoodlums who had infiltrated the protests. Corroborating a previous testimony given by the Lekki Concession Company to the panel, the footage stopped at about 8 pm because the CCTV had been tampered with ostensibly to provide cover for the shooting. [64], In solidarity and to pay his respect to the "fallen heroes", Nigerian musician Burna Boy released a song titled 20:10:20, marking the day of the Lekki massacre.[65]. Rinu Oduala and Majekodunmi Temitope are representatives of the youth. Their corpses were seized by military personnel and emergency services were blocked from attending to the injured. Video of the event shows them raising their voices in song as they are shot. “The State Government has … [31] In 2018, Nigerian rapper Michael Ugochukwu Stephens known by his stage name as Ruggedman joined the campaign to end police brutality releasing a single titled, Is Police Your Friend? [53] A detailed report by Nigerian newspaper, Premium Times, established the events that led to the massacre, an attempted cover-up, and abandonment of victims by the Lagos State Government.[54]. But in Lekki, that’s not true. On the 21 November 2020, 34 days after the incident, the Nigerian Army admitted after weeks of denial that its servicemen deployed in military vehicles. ", On November 24, as part of its investigations into the shooting, CNN obtained and released CCTV footages from government surveillance cameras overlooking the toll gate presented to the Lagos Judiciary panel of inquiry investigating police brutality, the abuses of the disbanded SARS and the toll gate shooting. The documentary also revealed that in collaboration with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, CNN was able to establish that several of the bullet casings from the Lekki Toll Gate, originated from Serbia from where Nigeria had imported bullets every year between 2005 and 2016. [41] Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted that Nigerian authorities should "stop killing young #EndSARS protesters". In 2016, a human rights activist, Segun Awosanya popularly known as Segalink started EndSARS campaign on social media prompting police authority to announce reform of the police unit but nothing was achieved at the time. The massacre, a vicious attack by the army and the police on peaceful #EndSARS protesters that challenged police buritality and wanton state violence, targeted not only … The first scene that comes to mind is white police officers firing at unarmed protestors. This statement comes after weeks of denial by the Nigerian Army that its servicemen were never deployed at the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of the masscre. He also dismissed the CNN investigation as "fake news" and "misinformation. On 26 October, the Lagos State government constituted a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate happenings during the EndSARS protests and to establish who shot protesters, who were affected, how much compensation victims should get, and who should be prosecuted. They reaffirmed their position that the video footages of its personnel shooting into the crowd were 'photoshopped'. The youth of Nigeria found their voice in 2020 with the rise of the End Sars protests against police brutality. [3], U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden called on the Nigerian government to cease the "violent crackdown on protesters". Solidarity protests and demonstrations by Nigerians in diaspora and sympathizers occurred in many major cities of the world. She further said at least 15 people were killed in the shootings and that she and other survivors took the victims’ bodies to the soldiers who took them away. Thursday, January 21 2021 . An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty … SHAUN KING: Millions of People Watched the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre Happen. [3], The violence was strongly condemned by the chairman of the African Union Commission. [50] In the hours after the shooting, People's Gazette, a local newspaper, reported that the army had tried to give nine bodies to the police to help them bury. The admission contradicted previous statements about the incident including from telling the judicial panel previously that the soldiers were firing in the air and firing blank ammunition. On 18 November, a month after the incident, CNN aired a six-minute documentary on the shooting. The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwoolu has reacted to the shooting of several #EndSARS protesters by security agents at the Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday evening. Video, 00:04:31, From End Sars to End Swat, Nigeria protests explained, Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? At 6:29 pm local time in Lagos, two military vehicles were filmed leaving Bonny Camp on videos shared on social media. The writer is the Managing Director/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview magazine based in Abuja, Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses. On 20 October peaceful protesters were reportedly shot dead when the Nigerian Army opened fire on protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. Another witness stated that the shooting continued for fifteen to thirty minutes and that after the shooting he observed multiple bodies on the ground. The widespread looting and damage that occurred across Lagos in the aftermath of the Lekki toll gate shooting has led to the authorities clamping down on people who took part in the protests. In a statement on Twitter, he attributed the massacre to "forces beyond our direct control."[61]. Video, 00:07:20, Up Next, 2020 and me: 'EndSARS was our Black Lives Matter' Video, 00:03:09, 2020 and me: 'EndSARS was our Black Lives Matter', 'It was a massacre... We pay for these bullets' Video, 00:02:59, 'It was a massacre... We pay for these bullets', Nigeria protest violence: 'It feels like a war' Video, 00:02:51, Nigeria protest violence: 'It feels like a war', Candlelight vigil for #EndSars protester. [67][68] The eight-member panel is headed by Doris Okuwobi, a retired justice. In the first of this three-part series, he details the death threats, intimidation and reported incidents of murder obstructing the flow of information on the number and identities of victims. [14] Though many other eyewitness videos and footages surfaced in the aftermath of the shooting, the livestream would prove to be decisive evidence of the shooting. [41][63] Members of Nigeria women's national football team, including Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene, condemned the massacre. Another footage shows four vehicles with flashing lights in a convoy, and they appear to be vehicles used by the Nigerian military and police. Video, 00:02:52Pandemic diaries: How are people coping in lockdown? However, when I watch the footage of the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre in Lagos, I think of all the ‘race riots’ and similar massacres in American cities against Black Americans (who most likely have ancestry in West Africa). The Lagos State Government subsequently said these were laser cameras and not CCTV cameras as earlier publicized on social media. Video, 00:07:20Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened? Vaccine divides in the Middle East. In his original response to the documentary, the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had said that the military "fired blank ammunition in the air." Within a few days of renewed protests, some claimed victory when, on Sunday, 11 October 2020, the Nigerian Police Force announced it would be dissolving SARS. On 29 October, Amnesty International released the timeline of the attack: In a report on 21 October, Amnesty International stated that at least 12 protesters were killed in what the organization described as "extrajudicial executions". The protests is notable for its patronage by a demographic that is made of entirely young Nigerians. The Brigadier revealed that immediately after soldiers left, hoodlums took over the scene and attempted to destroy the toll gate. The following days after the Lekki massacre witnessed a lot of violence by hoodlums not associated with the #EndSars protest. She hadn’t been able to sleep for a week and just wanted to “stay hidden” at first. Video, 00:02:52. Nigeria: Authorities must stop attempts to cover up Lekki Toll Gate massacre – new investigative timeline 28 October 2020, 09:17 UTC The Nigerian authorities’ must end their attempts to cover up the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, Amnesty International said, as it released a new timeline investigating the atrocity one week later. Inyene Akpan, 26, a photographer, said more than 20 soldiers arrived at the toll gate in Lekki and opened fire. Following the lekki tolgate massacre, CNN in a tweet has reacted to it.. In a video made on October 23, she clarified that she witnessed the shooting of seven people at the time she was live-streaming on Instagram. Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo to begin monthly prayers in remembrance of Lekki massacre victims Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo, the wife of the popular Nigerian Pastor and Founder of Living Faith, Bishop David Oyedepo is set to begin prayers for all those who lost their lives during the Lekki Massacre some months ago at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos. [18] Nigeria's Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, accused CNN of 'irresponsible journalism' and described the documentary of the product of fake news and disinformation. [6] The independent investigation showed geolocated photographs of victims interviewed eyewitnesses and the families of victims and verified trended videos of the shooting using using timestamps and data from the video files. A Footage posted on social media shows hundreds of people demonstrating at Lekki Toll gate Lagos state of Nigeria. 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They succeeded and even set ablaze the Lekki … [45][46] The soldiers were said to have walked in a formation towards the protesters with trucks flashing light before they opened fire. 2023: I swear to God, Buhari will not support Tinubu’s candidacy – Lamido; In recent celebratory accounts and interventions, Baba Aye, Andy Wynne and Femi Aborisade have written about how the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre (20 October 2020) is a watershed in the history of social revolt in Nigeria. Video, 00:13:01. End SARS is a decentralised social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the death of protesters who were killed by personnel of the Nigerian Army. [47], Following a message spread on social media that protesters would be safe if they sang the national anthem and waved the Nigerian flag, Protesters sat down with locked arms singing the Nigerian anthem and waving the Nigerian flag as 20 armed military personnel approached. .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened? [58] Protesters defied the curfew although it was later extended till 9 p.m. by the Lagos State Governor, staging several demonstrations, and gunfire could be heard throughout the city. At least 46 people were killed around Nigeria on Tuesday, October 20 according to data gathered by Lagos-based risk advisory, SBM Intelligence. [72] The panel was denied access to a military hospital suspected of holding bodies of the victims for over 30 minutes but when the panel eventually gained access into the facility it was found purportedly under renovation and empty. Nicknamed the "Soro Soke" generation - which means "speak up" in Yoruba - they took to the streets across the country for almost two weeks, calling for change. IDOMA VOICE that in October 20, 2021, several young Nigerians protesting against police brutality and highhandedness were gunned down at the Lekki Toll … Below is an Eyewitness footage; Lekki/ikoyi … In the video, they attempted to remove a bullet from the leg of a man who was shot, tying a Nigerian flag around his leg.[48][49]. The BBC's Nigeria Correspondent Mayeni Jones investigates what happened that night and the climate of fear that has followed the shootings at Lekki toll gate. [19], On November 24, as part of its investigations into the shooting, CNN obtained and released CCTV footages from government surveillance cameras overlooking the toll gate presented to the Lagos Judiciary panel of inquiry investigating police brutality, the abuses of the disbanded SARS and the toll gate shooting. [23][24] 20-10-20, The Nigerian Army has been known to open fire and kill unarmed civilians in previous incidents, most notably in a 2018 attack on Shiite Muslims who were protesting against the jailing of a cleric in which 45 Nigerians were killed. [3] On 21 October, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), released a statement explaining that network downtime experienced during the massacre was a result of damages to fiber cables across major routes in the city resulting in congestion and poor network services. The moment a miner is rescued from China gold mine. Rinu Oduala and M… [3] A former marketer with Etisalat Telecommunications Company (now 9Mobile) was reported to be one of the casualties. Video, 00:00:57, The moment a miner is rescued from China gold mine, Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us' Video, 00:02:09, Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us', Nalvalny supporters detained in Russia. Unconfirmed reports say that she narrated her ordeal before the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian Parliament. [3] U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Nigerians' right "to protest peacefully needs to be guaranteed" and that "police brutality needs to stop, and those responsible for acts of such dramatic violence are made accountable". ABUJA (IDN) – It was hard to keep up with the torrent of posts as the power of social media was deployed in all its ferocity for good and evil. Investigative journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo spent 10 weeks tracing the deaths, disappearances and injuries from the military intervention in the Lekki PORTRAITS OF BLOOD (1): Death Threats, ‘Murders’, Indiscriminate Arrests… Video, 00:04:59Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? [1], A popular Nigerian DJ, DJ Switch, live-streamed the event on Instagram during and in the aftermath of the shooting. [1], On the night of 20 October 2020, Nigerian Armed Forces shot at unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria. Bossip Video . [41], According to Amnesty International, shortly before the shooting, CCTV cameras were allegedly removed from the toll gate. The #EndSARS movement is making International headlines amid credible reports that Nigerian soldiers killed innocent civilians. Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened? In an independent analysis of the attack, Wall Street Journal investigated various clips from social media and concluded that indeed the massacre took place in Lekki. Pandemic diaries: How are people coping in lockdown? [20] The CCTV footage and other footages from the scene at the time showed soldiers shooting at protesters. However, Tinubu denied that he has any investment in the toll gate which is managed by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). The moment a miner is rescued from China gold mine. The North Star is a network of Black and Latinx journalists and creators that provide daily news stories and podcasts with action steps that help you get involved. The documentary has given rise to another wave of outrage, this time mostly towards the Nigerian authorities' changing narrative in the face of naked evidence. The eight-member panel is headed by Doris Okuwobi, a retired justice. https://in.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-protests/fires-burn-in-lagos-after-nigerian-soldiers-shoot-anti-police-protesters-idUSKBN2760ZC The looting of shops, burning and destruction of properties of private individuals and government in some parts of Lagos began late in the night of the massacre and spilled into the following morning until military personnel were deployed to the streets of Lagos to restore calm and order. Posted on October 21, 2020 - By @IamDaniCanada. On 9 November 2020, 20 days after the massacre, the disc jockey DJ Switch who gained nationwide fame for her live-stream of the shooting, was granted right of asylum in Canada after multiple threats on her life and that of her close friends. 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Nigerian disc jockey DJ Switch made a livestream video of the shooting on her Instagram account. [37] SARS officers have been alleged to profile youths based on fashion choices, mount illegal road blocks and searches, conduct unwarranted temperature checks, arrest without warrant, rape women, and extort young Nigerians for driving luxury cars and using expensive electronics.[38]. Over Nine people have been confirmed dead after the massacre. On 26 October, the Lagos State government constituted a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate happenings during the EndSARS protests and to establish who shot protesters, who were affected, how much compensation victims should get, and who should be prosecuted. Video, 00:00:57The moment a miner is rescued from China gold mine, Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us' Video, 00:02:09Learning disability vaccine plea: 'Don't leave us', One-minute World News. The Lekki Toll Gate was one of the two major sites in Lagos of the massive #endSARS youth protests which had gripped the national and global imagination for two weeks till … However, the protesters have refused all entreaties to suspend the protests and nominate youth Representatives into the Judicial Panel and called the government's bluff. Video, 00:13:01Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? [7] Video, 00:01:03One-minute World News, Nalvalny supporters detained in Russia. Despite its admission of being involved, it nonetheless continues to deny that its members shot and killed protesters. [36] Nigerians shared stories and video evidence of how members of SARS were engaged in kidnapping, murder, theft, rape, torture, unlawful arrests, humiliation, unlawful detention, extrajudicial killings, and extortion in Nigeria. Video, 00:02:38How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating. [57] The Nigerian military denied responsibility for the shooting, tweeting that media reports were "fake news". Transport workers, Agberos etc using those roads for legitimate business lost their right to use the roads ARISE Correspondent @lailajohnsonsal speaks with #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos. Video, 00:04:31From End Sars to End Swat, Nigeria protests explained. [75] Protests have continued accordingly, and the Nigerian state had maintained a pattern of violent repression, including the killing of demonstrators. On 21 November, a month after the incident, in response to a CNN documentary on the shooting, the Nigerian Army admitted to the Lagos Judiciary panel of inquiry into the shooting that it had deployed its personnel to the toll gate with both live and blank bullets. [15] She has since left the country for Canada following threats to her life. Breaking News. ", "Lekki Massacre: Police reject nine bodies from Nigerian Army: Sources", "Switch on Instagram: "here are my real handles: Instagram:@djswitch_ Twitter: @dj_switchaholic Facebook: djswitch00 Snapchat: @dj_switch, "Young Nigerians Came to Protest Police Brutality. MTN Nigeria apologized later that night for the loss of coverage at the time of the shooting. The Lekki toll gate massacre may well be the beginning of the end of impunity in Nigeria. [44], According to one witness, after the lights were switched off at the toll gate, soldiers arrived and allegedly began shooting directly at the crowd. [16][17], On November 18, a month after the incident, CNN aired a six-minute documentary on the shooting,[6] the independent investigation showed geolocated photographs of victims and eyewitness accounts, as well as the families of victims, alongside verified trended videos of the shooting using timestamps and data from video files. 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