#EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza: shooting by police

Soldiers out to enforce a 24 hour curfew at Lekki Toll Gate shot at #EndSARS protesters Tuesday night, killing some and injuring many.

The shooting led to the dispersal of some of the protesters, who had remained at the Plaza, hours after the curfew went into force.

Video clips from the scene, showed some protesters on the floor, hit by bullets.

Staccato of gunshots can be heard from a video, as some of the protesters ran for their lives.

Many however defiantly decided to stay.

The protesters had defied the curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed at about noon today.

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Earlier before the shooting spree, some officials came to remove the CCTV cameras at the gate.

The aim was now clear: to avoid any evidence that may be used against the police or army.

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While some reports said no fewer than eight people were killed at the Plaza, Amnesty International weighed in, expressing some concern.

“Amnesty International has received credible but disturbing evidence of excessive use of force occasioning deaths of protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. #EndSARS  #Lekki #Nigeria”, Amnesty International Nigeria tweeted.

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“While we continue to investigate the killings, Amnesty International wishes to remind the authorities that under international law, security forces may only resort to the use of lethal force when strictly unavoidable to protect against imminent threat of death or serious injury”.

Meanwhile, Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an enquiry into the shooting.

*Updated.