#Endsars: Two Years After, Nigerians Mourn Victims of Lekki Massacre, Take Decision On 2023 Elections

Nigerian youths are remembering the anniversary of #endsars protest which took place exactly today two years ago (October 20, 2020).

Recall that the entire country was plunged into mourning following shootings at the Lekki Tollgate allegedly carried out by the Nigerian Army to stop the youths protesting against police brutality.

Nigerian youths across the country had in October 2020, staged nationwide protest over extrajudicial killings by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

At about 6:50 p.m on October 20, 2020, officers of the Nigerian Army allegedly opened fire on unarmed protesters who converged at the Lekki Tollgate, leading to the death of several unsuspecting citizens.

A report by Amnesty International stated after the incident that at least 12 protesters were killed by the Nigerian military.

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”.

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government had also claimed that there was no single evidence to prove that any protester was killed at the tollgate.

Some Nigerians who spoke with DAILY POST in Abuja on Wednesday lamented that the victims of the Lekki massacre were yet to get justice.

An On Air Personality, James Idoko lamented that despite video evidence, the government insisted there were no killings at the Lekki Tollgate.

 

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