By. The Brigadier revealed that immediately after soldiers left, hoodlums took over the scene and attempted to destroy the toll gate. Nigerians and foreigners alike who see CNN as the Holy Grail of news reporting believed that it knew where the skeletons of the ‘massacre’ were buried. Fuck you too. I watched it live. There was no mention of a massacre again, which made the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed declare, “It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. IDOMA VOICE that in October 20, 2021, several young Nigerians protesting against police brutality and highhandedness were gunned down at the Lekki Toll … They do that in America, in France etc. Reading Time: 3 min 0. How about the people in the high-rises on the expressway that CNN gleefully used their videos to analyse its skewed investigation; considering that they were not in any danger, was there none of their phones that captured the ‘massacre’ and subsequent cover-up? BREAKING: Sanwoolu reacts to Lekki Toll Gate Massacre. Neither has any family appeared, as yet, at the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry, which was constituted to unravel the events surrounding the incident, to state that they lost a child or their ward. Adeoye, a public affairs analyst writes from Abeokuta. The so-called recent development has been seen before. On 26 October, the Lagos State government constituted a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate happenings during the EndSARS protests and to establish who shot protesters, who were affected, how much compensation victims should get, and who should be prosecuted. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. As you would recall, for about ten days, thousands of young Nigerians took to the streets to agitate for the proscription of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that had gained notoriety for its reckless and high-handed modus operandi. Less than a minute. What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. https://thenationonlineng.net/facts-and-fantasies-of-the-lekki-massacre The Lekki Toll Gate had been occupied by protestors for several weeks, since the early October intensification of the anti-police brutality demonstrations. The Nigerian Army has denied being involved in the massacre of peaceful protesters that occurred on Tuesday evening at the Lekki Toll gate despite leaked footage from the unfortunate scene showing uniformed soldiers carry out the killings.. Unanswered Questions about Lekki Toll Gate Massacre on the 20th October 2020 Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; October 25, 2020 It came as a shock to me and many other Nigerians waking up to the news of some unarmed youths shot at by security officials at the most coordinated protest ground in Lagos, Nigeria. Michael Adeshina. This intervention is centred on what I call the “Lekki Toll Gate Massacre” that was watched live on TV, like a reality show. It also shows soldiers approaching protesters and firing shots.”. The lekki toll gate massacre on the 20th of october 2020 in Nigeria is the reason we continue “Soro Soke” . Kikiowo speaks about the youth passionately following up on the panel setup by the government. Even CNN’s attempt to toe this path through its vaunted special investigation did not identify any youth that was shot dead at the protest ground. Note: this story contains links to graphic footage. BEVERLY HILLS, November 26, (THEWILL) - CNN Thursday admitted it misreported the death toll at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, a significant U-turn in its reporting of Nigerian soldiers and police shooting of defiant #ENDSARS protesters at the toll plaza on the night of October 20, 2020. The governor … Protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos on Oct. 20. When the documentary aired, however, it fell flat in the face of professionalism and investigative journalism as it turned out to be a mere collage of social media videos and a barely masked attempt to manipulate the evidence that is in plain sight. The audacity of my friends talking shit on the internet acting as they care from the comfort of their homes. But in Lekki, that’s not true. In recent celebratory accounts and interventions, Baba Aye, Andy Wynne and Femi Aborisade have written about how the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre (20 October 2020) is a watershed in the history of social revolt in Nigeria. 0. It is beleieved that the youth are tried to be silenced after the lekki massacre that occured in lekki toll gate, Lagos. Fuck anyone who’s encouraging people to go protest and die, yall ain’t shit. The wave of protests caught global attention as iconic political, business and entertainment figures added their voices to the agitation to end police brutality in Nigeria and proscribe the SARS. Subsection Africa. It was indeed a black Tuesday as innocent #EndSARS protesters murdered in a cold blood at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos state. Therefore, with its global reputation of robust investigative journalism, the world waited with frenzied expectation when CNN announced that it was releasing a special investigative report into the Lekki shooting. The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwoolu has reacted to the shooting of several #EndSARS protesters by security agents at the Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday evening. Published. Here are more videos from the scene; Guys I … Army labeled reports of the October 20 fatal shooting of protesters as fake, despite evidence to the contrary. The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, on Tuesday, said it compensated no fewer than 49 investors who suffered pecuniary loss... Italy ordered the Chinese-owned TikTok to make sure young children aren’t using its app, after the death of a 10-year-ol... PRESIDENT Joe Biden’s arrival at the White House two days ago was like light breaking at the dawn of an enforced darknes... By Dele Sobowale    “We are depressed, very depressed. On radio and television programmes, many disgruntled Nigerians called in to express their grouses with the protesters who flagrantly infringed on the fundamental human rights of other citizens. Nigerian army dismisses Lekki Toll Gate massacre as “fake news” By. “In Lagos, beyond setting up this panel, which we hope will serve as a representation of our broader interests, we have established a N200 million fund for compensation to families and individuals who have been victimized by officers of the disbanded SARS,” the governor said. Indeed, what manner of bodiless and bloodless massacre happened at the Lekki Tollgate? https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/12/lekki-tollgate-what-manner-of-massacre Thanks.” Another respondent added, “I’m sure you want justice to be done, please, give us evidence and let justice be done. ABUJA (IDN) – It was hard to keep up with the torrent of posts as the power of social media was deployed in all its ferocity for good and evil. “If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position. What is happening is a repeat of the 1993 massacre during the Abiola - Tofa SDP political party protests. This is the latest message contained in a new paper published on January 13,... Two officers were injured while breaking up an illegal party with 200 guests in London, British police said on Saturday. The police became the target and the state government was left with no choice but to declare a curfew initially billed to start at 4 pm but in consideration of those who were already at work, moved to 9 pm. Below is an Eyewitness footage; Kemi Filani News recalls that many protesters at the Lekki toll gate have been shot dead by soldiers for defying the 4pm curfew order on 20th October 2020. “The panel will in the next 24 hours be joined by two youth representatives and a member of the National Human Rights Commission as we look to provide restitution while following due process. The first scene that comes to mind is white police officers firing at unarmed protestors. Technical Feedback: whatsapp 08023469027 Hero.”. October 21, 2020. on. As previously reported social media’s being flooded with startling pictures and videos of unarmed peaceful protestors who said they were attacked by Nigerian Armed Forces at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. 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