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Protest at Lekki toll gate turned deadly amidst allegations that soldiers shot at civilians

 

#ENDSARS: CCTV footage reveals moments soldiers ‘shot’ protesters at Lekki

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters, on Saturday, resumed viewing of CCTV footage of the October 20 protest at the Lekki Toll Gate captured by Lekki Concession Company.

The footage showed that about seven military trucks with flashing headlights arrived at the toll-gate at about 6.45 pm while one of the trucks drove through the tollgate to the other end at about 6.55 pm.

The CCTV also showed that the soldiers also forced #EndSARS protesters away from the barricade at the toll gate.

Soldiers were accused of allegedly shooting at protesters at the Toll Plaza on October 20.

The Army has denied killing protesters, insisting that its men fired blank bullets.

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army said soldiers were deployed at the instance of the Lagos State Government to help in the enforcement of the 24 hour curfew imposed on the state during the protest.

The federal government, recently, attributed the reports of a massacre during the Lekki shootings by security operatives to those it described as “purveyors of fake news.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said there was no massacre in Lekki on October 20.

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Protest at Lekki toll gate turned deadly amidst allegations that soldiers shot at civilians

 

#ENDSARS: CCTV footage reveals moments soldiers ‘shot’ protesters at Lekki

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters, on Saturday, resumed viewing of CCTV footage of the October 20 protest at the Lekki Toll Gate captured by Lekki Concession Company.

The footage showed that about seven military trucks with flashing headlights arrived at the toll-gate at about 6.45 pm while one of the trucks drove through the tollgate to the other end at about 6.55 pm.

The CCTV also showed that the soldiers also forced #EndSARS protesters away from the barricade at the toll gate.

Soldiers were accused of allegedly shooting at protesters at the Toll Plaza on October 20.

The Army has denied killing protesters, insisting that its men fired blank bullets.

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army said soldiers were deployed at the instance of the Lagos State Government to help in the enforcement of the 24 hour curfew imposed on the state during the protest.

The federal government, recently, attributed the reports of a massacre during the Lekki shootings by security operatives to those it described as “purveyors of fake news.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said there was no massacre in Lekki on October 20.

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