Nigerian singer Banky W has reacted to a detailed report by American media organisation CNN on the shooting of #EndSars protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos.
AllNews earlier reported that the protesters at the Lekki tollgate came under heavy gunfire, shortly after the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a 24-hour curfew, due to perceived violence on Tuesday, October 20.
Reports say some died, many were injured as others fled for their lives upon the gunfire, after soldiers arrived at the protest ground around 6:30 pm on the said date.
However, since the incident occured, there have been controversies surrounding the casualty figures as the army initially denied being at the protest ground and Sanwo-Olu claimed soldiers were there but nobody died.
The foreign news media organisation gave an account of one of many of the peaceful protesters who lost his life while demanding a better Nigeria.
The report by CNN gave a detailed account of a young protester Elisha Sunday Ibanga who died while protesting at the tollgate.
Also contained in the CNN account is an eyewitness report and testimony from the sibling of the deceased.
This might pose as evidence against the Nigerian government that currently claims that no lives were lost at the Lekki tollgate.
Taking to his Twitter handle, the singer said he wondered what the government's reaction would be, while asking if victims and CNN's accounts would be blocked.
He also admonished social media users who doubted online reports on the incident to read the article CNN published and watch a video released as well
"I hope everyone who's had doubts about the #LekkiMassacre takes the time to read this CNN article and watch the video. Wonder what the Nigerian Government's reaction will be this time? Maybe they will also block the Victims accounts and CNN's too? SMH," he tweeted.
I hope everyone who's had doubts about the #LekkiMassacre takes the time to read this CNN article and watch the video. Wonder what the Nigerian Government's reaction will be this time? Maybe they will also block the Victims accounts and CNN's too? SMH.https://t.co/qIKhHrTu9L— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) November 18, 2020
Recall that the government had also tagged the reports as fake, thereby challenging family members of victims to speak up.