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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Army, police massacred defenceless protesters at Lekki tollgate – Panel

 


The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by Lagos State has said that officers and soldiers of 65 Batallion of the Nigerian Army, led by Lt. Col Bello, and men of Nigeria Police Police “directly and pointedly” shot and killed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.

KHORGIST sighted the report indicting the Lagos State Government, Nigerian Army, and Police in the death of defenseless youths at Lekki Toll Gate and an attempt to cover it up.

The report uncovered that army officer were deployed to the tollgate on October 20, 2020, with blank and live ammunition to confront peaceful protesters holding national flags. It added that live bullets were shot directly and pointedly amidst “defenseless members of the civil populace, youth, and young adults” to “assault, maim and kill”.
“Nigerian police shot and killed protesters at the Toll Gate waterside after the soldiers left Lekki Toll Gate”, the panel furthered.

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution on Lekki Toll Gate shooting Incident and cases of Police brutality had on Monday submitted the report to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

After one year, Nigerian youths accused the government of massacring peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20th, 2020, the End SARS panel in the report said it discovered that the cases of death; massacre or injured protesters were credible and uncontroverted.


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