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#LekkiMassacre: Victims Appear Before Lagos Judicial Panel With Proofs

15 victims of the shoot out at the Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of October 20, appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters on Friday.

14 of the protesters were said to have been injured from the shooting by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of October 20, while one was shot at Ojodu Berger.

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Mr Nathaniel Solomon, whose younger brother, Abouta Solomon, was said to have been shot dead at the toll gate by soldiers was also present. The deceased has since been buried in his hometown in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Also with them was Aiyedungbe Olufunmi Grace, whose brother died at LASUTH after suffering gunshot wounds to the head. Grace stated that after her brother’s death, the hospital authorities changed the story and said he died of something else.

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Recall that on Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, disbanded SARS following a widespread #EndSARS protest from Nigerians worldwide to put an end to police brutality, extrajudicial killings, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.

However, ‘disbanding SARS’ did not take protesters off the streets which resulted in the declaration of a curfew by the Lagos government and the subsequent shooting at #EndSARS protesters by the army.

The army initially denied involvement in the Lekki shootings but eventually disclosed that its officers were invited by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to enforce a curfew imposed on the state.

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The Nigerian Army also denied allegations that it shot at peaceful protesters, saying it merely fired blanks into the air to disperse stone throwers.

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