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  • Updated: November 10, 2020

Lekki Shooting: Soldiers Told Me They Acted On Order', DJ Switch Tells Canadian Parliament

Nigerian female disc jockey, DJ Switch has again opened up on the shooting of #EndSars protesters in Lekki area of Lagos state, stating that the soldiers claimed they acted based on orders from above.

Switch spoke during a teleconference with the sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (SDIR) of the Canadian parliament.

AllNews gathered that the session was to address the controversy surrounding the shooting,  as the casualty figure and other facts are still unclear.

While recalling all that happened at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, October 20, she claimed to have asked one of the soldiers why they shot at protesters and he responded that they acted based on order.

“I remembered the military came in first, they stopped shooting at some point and I walked up to one of them and I asked why he was shooting at us and he said he had express order from above,” she said.

“I was coming too close to him and if I come too close, it would be considered an attack on him and he would have to shoot. It didn’t take another ten minutes, the shooting started again.”

Also reacting to claims by the Nigerian army that soldiers only fired blank bullets, the disc jockey said the soldiers shot at the protesters after creating a three-formation line.

She also revealed that she has abandoned her home after getting death threats. 

“I have been on the move because they have been after my life. The first threat came in, I thought it was a joke, I sincerely thought it was a joke,” she said.

“Just as I was leaving, I got a phone call that I should leave the vicinity because there are military men at the hospital.

“I had to abandon my home, I moved from people’s home, and then just to get out of Nigeria. I am still travelling, and I am not done with my trip.”

AllNews earlier reported that DJ Switch, who was present at the protest ground, said that 7 people had died before her phone went off and after that, the death toll had reached 15, and many were hit by bullets.

She also said that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were present at the Lekki tollgate

 

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Oyindamola Olubajo
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Oyindamola Olubajo is a graduate of Mass Communication, who is passionate about taking you round the...

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