Nigerians have described as babaric and inhuman, the attack on the protesters at Lekki Toll gate Lagos state by Armed security personnel on Tueaday who stormed the scene of the#EndSARS protests and opened fire at them.
Though the numbers of the casualties is yet to be known but report from some local media said 4 people have been killed while several other sustained gunshot wound but many Nigerians on social media are reacting negatively to the development with majority of them blaming president Muhamadu Buhari and Governor Babjide Sanwo Olu of Lagos state
Oluwaseun Michael said”Sanwo-Olu should just know that the blood of the souls killed at Lekki Toll Gate is on his hands. Soldiers have started shooting them. No wonder they took off the lights and also removed the CCTVs there. You later came back to shift the curfew to 9pm because you were also in traffic but the deed has been done. You and your children will definitely pay for this”
The incident comes hours after the Lagos State Government declared a 24-hour curfew as part of efforts to stop the violence which had broken out in some parts of the state by criminal elements who have been hijacking the protests.
Although the curfew was to commence at 4:00 pm, many were still seen protesting across the state
Lekki Toll Gate which is one of the major converging points of the protests was still crowded by large numbers of peaceful and unarmed protesters around 5:00 pm
The situation, however, took a turn for the worse around 7:00 pm when the security operatives stormed the area