- Emerging reports suggest that there could be a clash between two opposing protest groups in Lagos
- The feared impending clash is said to be linked to the reopening of the Lekki toll gate
- The Lekki toll gate was shut for months after violence erupted in the area during the EndSARS protest
There are fears that the Lekki area of Lagos state may experience another round of violence following the reopening of the Lekki toll gate.
The toll gate was the venue of a violent crackdown on protesters during the EndSARS protest.
Some activists opposed to the reopening of the Lekki tollgate have planned a protest to occupy the toll gate.
However, two trending hashtags on Twitter, #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornYourPapaWell, are being pushed online by counter-protesters on Twitter who are warning against any demonstrations.
The counter-protesters said they will not allow any action that will lead to the destruction of properties in Lagos.
Some Nigerians are raising concerns that the development might lead to a clash in Lekki.
Read some reactions below:
OurFavOnlineDoc @DrOlufunmilayo said:
"#DefendLagos is NOT about defending Lagos. It’s an official confirmation that hoodlums will be used to cause maximum violence and chaos.
"It is a very subtle way of saying they will burn, destroy and kill- just to continue money collection at Lekki Toll Gate.
"Go write this down."
Iyalaya @lollylarry1 said:
''No one has monopoly of madness. The destruction of Lagos by the foolish lots is enough. This time we are going to #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornYourPapaWell to do any how.''
Samsun @mastersamsun said:
''I'm sure this guy would be among those who would #DefendLagos''
''We may not be the loudest but we are the most ruthless when it comes to protect the things we cherish.
"Again, #DemNoBornYourPapaWell to embark on your planned mission to annihilate our Heritage.
Meanwhile, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has blasted the ruling directing the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to repossess the Lekki tollgate.
According to The Cable, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who is also a member of the Lagos state judicial panel, described it as hasty and premature.
The ruling was made by Doris Okuwobi, a retired judge heading the panel.