Nine Persons Recorded Dead At Lekki Toll Gate As Soldiers Open Fire On Peaceful Protesters

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About nine persons have reportedly been killed at the Lekki Toll Gate where protesters have peacefully retained their stand to carry on with their protest despite the imposed curfew.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had imposed an indefinite round-the-clock curfew in a desperate move to get protesters out of the streets.

An eyewitness, Samuel Ajani, told The PUNCH that one person was killed and several others injured.

According to him, they were all sitting on the floor when soldiers began to shoot.

Ajani noted that the shooting caused pandemonium as protesters scampered to safety.

He said, “They shot at us. They initially started shooting into the air. We were all scared but some people told us not to run. We then surrounded ourselves in clusters.

“Their faces were covered. We did not know that that was their plan when they put off the light. They forgot that we have our phones and can stream live. Some people ran away but others stood. I hid behind a cemented barricade.

“They shot a guy right in front of me. The guy wanted to bend when the gunshot hit him. He started bleeding. Later we rushed to save him but he stopped breathing.”

With events still unfolding at the Lekki Toll Gate, a similar event is reported to happen in Alausa, the other part of the mega-city, where protesters had camped for days.

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