Tag Archives: Lekki shootings

Lai’s Metamorphosis

By Victor Afam Ogene Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, could easily pass for an artist. Whether of the con or visible variant, Lai is adroit at his act. In his mind’s eye, he paints diverse portraits, all fittingly serving the specific publics he intends to ‘entertain’. When he gets to work, he paints, not just on canvass, but ...

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CNN Dares FG, Releases Second Report On Lekki Shootings

Amid threats of sanction from the Federal Government over its investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, CNN on Tuesday released a second report on the incident. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week described CNN’s report on the Lekki shootings as poor journalism, adding that the network deserved to be sanctioned. Mohammed also followed ...

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Soldiers Went To Lekki Tollgate With Live Bullets — General Taiwo

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of military internal security operation, which was deployed at the Lekki tollgate on the night October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition. He said the soldiers took live bullets to the scene for the purpose of self ...

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#EndSARS Protester To Panel: I Saw Many Dead Bodies, Bullet-Torn Head After Lekki Shooting

An #EndSARS protester, Kamsiyochukwu Perpetual, has said she saw many dead bodies, including one with a bullet-torn head, following the alleged shootings at peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. In a petition she submitted to the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the tollgate shootings by soldiers, Perpetual said she ...

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Buhari Ordered Deployment Of Soldiers To Lekki Tollgate – Army General

A representative of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the deployment of soldiers to Lekki Tollgate on 20th October.    He said this under cross-examination by counsel to the Lagos State Government, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), while testifying before the Justice Doris Okuwobi Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution on the alleged atrocities ...

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Lekki Shooting: Camera Stopped Working 8pm On Day Of Incident, Says LCC

Operators of the Lekki toll plaza, Lekki Concession Company (LCC), stunned the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) related Abuses and other Matters, yesterday, with claim that the surveillance cameras stopped working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day soldiers allegedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. Its Managing Director, Abayomi Omomuwasi, ...

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Lekki Shooting: Buhari, Buratai, Sanwo-Olu Have Questions To Answer

Casmir Igbokwe Throughout history, military involvement in civil protests has often turned out disastrous. Though the nature of the intervention of the Nigerian Army in the recent Lekki tollgate killings is still hazy, the prevarications by some major actors in the tragic drama call for serious interrogation. Like the infamous raid by soldiers on the legendary Fela Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic, which ...

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We Won’t Reveal Soldiers Deployed To Lekki Tollgate — Army

Says only state government, not panel, can invite them  I lost two-month pregnancy to SARS’ torture, teacher tells panel The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20, 2020 has summoned the army to appear before it. But the army has indicated that it will not ...

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Soldiers Prevented Ambulances From Reaching Injured Protesters — Amnesty International

• Stop denials, admit errors, NBA tells FG The global rights group, Amnesty International, has collated and released a timeline of the killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos on October 20. The AI said its crisis response experts investigated and verified social media videos and photographs that confirmed the security forces were present at the ...

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We’d Make CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting Available, Says Sanwo-Olu

…says what happened in Lagos extremely unimaginable Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session with a CNN journalist, Becky Anderson’s “Connect the World with Becky ...

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