VIDEO: I felt I Was Going To Die – British-Nigerian Activist at Lekki Shooting Shares Experience

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 07:35 pm

A British-Nigerian activist Ephraim said he said bodies thrown into military trucks during the #EndSars protest that went bloody on October 20, 2020, at Lekki Tollgate.

In a BBC documentary, Ephraim who moved from London to Nigeria to start a business said, “I felt I was going to die there,” BBC’s Mayeni Jones quoted him as saying.

The real number of casualties is unknown. But unconfirmed report says more than 10 people were shot dead.

The military authority denied the figure, saying no protester was shot dead however revealed that soldiers were drafted to the scene of the protest on the invitation of the Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who also denied.

The shooting which is now known as Lekki massacre has generated hundreds of criticisms. Some say they fatality was inflated.

Tola Akanbi is one of those who believed that the incidence was exaggerated.

“And there was no one who thought of recording this despite d fact that virtually everyone has a phone nowadays.

“They claimed they handed over the bodies to the soldiers but they didn’t record this either. We condemn the soldiers but lies demean what ought to be a great movement,” he tweeted

An investigative panel has been constituted by the Lagos State Government to unravel the activities of the military at the protest scene.


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