The media group also shared its analysis of the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting. Reportedly officials were on hand to enforce a 24-hour curfew and opened fire on protestors who refused to leave. This comes hours after the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, declared a 24-hour curfew starting from 4 pm on Tuesday. Nigerian Defence Headquarters' Director of Information, Maj. Gen. John Eneche has addressed a press conference on the Lekki Toll Gate shooting which many said was perpetrated by soldiers. The footage showed that the fire started at a side of the toll gate occupied by the military. Lekki Toll Gate Shooting. AT about 6:45 p.m. on October 20, men in military uniform arrived at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos in three Toyota Hilux vans and almost immediately began shooting into a crowd of peaceful protesters gathered there waving the Nigerian green-and-white flag and reciting the national anthem. Lekki toll gate shooting: Seyi Tinubu’s firm explains why billboard lights were switched off. The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. Commenting on report of soldiers shooting the protesters, he described it as mere allegations as some military analysts had dismissed as untrue. “Summons was sent to Colonel Bello. Soldiers out to enforce a 24 hour curfew at Lekki Toll Gate shot at #EndSARS protesters Tuesday night, killing some and injuring many. On Friday, October 22nd, a new evidence emerged corroborating reports of the shooting by security operatives at helpless Lekki toll gate protesters. The protests at the Lekki toll gate have been mostly peaceful, with demonstrators singing the national anthem, staging sit-ins, and praying. During an interview with CNN on Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu pointed accusing fingers at the Nigerian Army for being responsible for the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate. Social media is being flooded with startling pictures and videos of unarmed peaceful #SARS protestors who said they were attacked by police officials at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. The shooting led to the dispersal of some of the protesters, who had remained at the Plaza, hours after the curfew went into force. In Nigeria thousands of young people have been protesting against police brutality as part of a largely peaceful movement called EndSARS. V ictims of the Lekki tollgate incident have narrated how they were shot allegedly by armed uniform men on the night of Tuesday, October 20. Lekki Protesters . on. These videos also confirmed Nigerian soldiers were in the presence of injured protesters in the vicinity of the toll gate. By. Wetin di CNN documentary reveal about di Lekki toll gate shooting? On the night of 20 of October 2020, security forces opened fire on #EndSars protesters gathered at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Published. The Lekki shooting: Checking facts. This followed the shootings of some protesters at the Lekki toll gate plaza by soldiers. October 21, 2020. Some of the protesters had alleged that Tinubu owned the toll gate … The shooting in Nigeria during a protest last month against police brutality at the Lekki toll gate in the commercial hub, Lagos, led to condemnation across the world. Ifreke Inyang. All available and verifiable facts of what transpired at the congregation of protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the evening of Tuesday, October 20 point to the after-effect of a stampede and not the shooting and killing of protesters by the military, as falsely being canvassed by some people who obviously do not mean well for Nigeria and it citizens. Fri Oct 30 2020. The shooting spray started after some men stormed Lekki toll gate to remove the CCTV cameras situated there.. SaharaReporters has reported that the footage showed soldiers arriving in about four vans and […] The admission seems to … 01/05/2021 Tell your friends. In this exclusive investigation, Polglase and her team uncovered evidence the Nigerian army fired live bullets at peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos on Oct. 20th – despite government denials. It’s the third time they’ve failed to honour the summons of the panel for officers involved in the shooting to explain what happened at the Lekki toll gate on the 20th of October 2020. Premium Times newspaper’s investigative team set out to unravel what actually happened on the evening of October 20, at Lekki Toll gate, during the shooting and the hours that followed. The unexpected is actually happening at the Lekki Tollgate as Nigerian armed forces are captured at the Lekki Tollgate shooting recklessly at the #ENDSARS protesters on the 20th of October 2020. This is following an earlier warning by Gidi Traffic on Twitter who had shared a photo of men who identified themselves as government officials. Many feel they are being scapegoated for taking part in peaceful protests — wrongly blamed for the looting — and fear has descended on the movement since the shooting. Lagos government hires forensic team to investigate Lekki toll gate shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters Samson Toromade. #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza: shooting by police. Footage of the shooting quickly spread on social media. Closed-Circuit Television footage of the October 20 Lekki Toll Gate shooting has shown that military, not protesters, started the fire at the area. Katie Polglase is an investigative researcher and producer based in CNN’s London Bureau. Protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos on Oct. 20. 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. On October 27, exactly a week after soldiers sprayed Lekki toll gate with bullets, 30-year-old Perpetual Ibeh Kamsi received a phone call from an unknown number. The Lagos State Judicial Panel probing the Lekki Toll Gate incident of last October 20, Saturday warned the army of the consequences of its continued failure to … A popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde had made an insensitive post on Twitter asking people to stop sensationalizing the shooting while expressing doubt as to whether anyone actually died from the massacre. Di video show how army trucks leave di Bonny Camp barracks for Victoria Island at 6:19 and head towards di toll gate … Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State consoles a victim of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting at a hospital in Lagos By. The DFRLab used four videos to geolocate the shooting to the Lekki toll gate. What actually happened at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on the evening of October 20, 2020? There is currently heavy shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos as #EndSARS protesters defy a governnent curfew to continue their demand for an end to police brutality. Eneche who admitted that the military is involved … Lagos state goment don confam say at least 30 pipo injure afta 'security operatives' shoot End Sars protesters for Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos, south west Nigeria on Tuesday. At today’s proceedings, Counsel to the panel, Jonathan Ogunsanya confirmed that summons were sent to three army officers. A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the … Obianuju Catherine Udeh a.k.a DJ Switch who captured the Lekki toll gate shooting in an Instalive session a few weeks ago, has narrated how their encounter with soldiers played out while appearing before the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian parliament. What happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 can never be forgotten. Everyone is asking the question: Who ordered the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate… Moe Odele, a prominent … The panel is also charged by the Lagos State government with probing the shooting of protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the evening of October 20 and into the early hours of October 21.