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#LekkiMassacre: Five Months After, Nigerians Still Asking Who Ordered The Shooting On Peaceful Protesters

Five months after men of the Nigerians Army stormed the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos and opened fire on the peaceful #EndSARS protesters, Nigerians are demanding for who ordered the shooting.

The protesters were demanding an end to police brutality and good governance in the country had converged at the toll gate before being shot by armed soldiers of the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020.

Several protesters died while many others sustained gunshot injuries.

Following the incident, the National Economic Council (NEC), which is headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, unanimously agreed to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to address the cases of the victims of police brutality and compensate their families.

The panel was inaugurated by the state governors across the country with members given a six-month ultimatum to function and forward its recommendations to the state governments.

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However, Nigerians appeared not pleased that five months after the tragic experience of what is not termed “Black Tuesday”, the authorities are yet to fish out the security operatives who shot at the innocent protesters.

In addition, Nigerians are demanding answers as to who ordered the shootings as well as the arraignment and prosecution of the military personnel.

On Saturday, Nigerians took to their social media page, Twitter, and made their demand known.

One of the social media users, Samson of Africa, lamented that after 150 day, the perpetrators of the Lekki Massacre are yet to be arrested.

He questioned “150 days gone and yet the perpetrators of #LekkiMassacre has not been arrested. Who ordered the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on 20th October 2020?”

 

Another Twitter User, Dr. Olufunmilayo, is demanding justice on the killers of some Nigerians identified as Jimoh, Ifeoma, Ayomide, Chijioke, Tina, Kolade, Joy, Richard, Ismaila, and other victims of police brutality.

 

One other user named as Boss Lady, eulogized the fallen heroes, adding that justice should be meted out on their killers.

She wrote, “5 months gone already and they are yet to tell us who ordered the shootings at lekki toll gate… Rip to our hero’s.”

 

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