EndSARS: Like in October 2020, Tension Rises at Lekki Toll Gate, Serious Gridlock Ensues

EndSARS: Like in October 2020, Tension Rises at Lekki Toll Gate, Serious Gridlock Ensues

  • The activities of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll posed a hitch to traffic for a lot of motorists along the expressway
  • Reports have it that there was gridlock at the Lekki-Ajah axis on Wednesday, October 20, while the protest lasted
  • This, no doubt, is causing much tension, evoking fear which ise quite reminiscent of the October 2020 incident

Protesters at Lekki Toll Gate who converged on Wednesday, October 20, began a procession to commemorate the EndSARS protest.

The match caused serious gridlock for motorists along the expressway in the Lekki-Ajah axis, The Nation reports.

EndSARS protesters
The protest caused gridlock along the road (Photo: The Nation)
Source: UGC

At the moment, there is perceived tension around the area as some arrests have been made already by policemen.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian government had insisted that no human being was killed at the #EndSARS protests in October 2020.

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The government's spokesman and minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the comment at a press conference attended by Legit.ng in Abuja on Wednesday, October 20.

Speaking at the briefing, Alhaji Mohammed said:

“At earlier press conferences, I had called the reported massacre at the toll gate the first massacre in the world without blood or bodies.
“One year later, and despite ample opportunities for the families of those allegedly killed and those alleging a massacre to present evidence, there has been none: No bodies, no families, no convincing evidence, nothing.”

But former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, had lamented that none of the perpetrators of the attacks on Nigerians at the Lekki toll gate have been arrested.

Writing on his Facebook page, Saraki none of the perpetrators of mindless acts of destruction and looting of property worth billions of naira have been arrested or brought to justice.

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List of 23 victims awarded N148.2m on last day as Lagos #EndSARS panel finally concludes sitting

Aside from this, the Lagos State Judicial Panel on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters held its final sitting after 131 proceedings on Monday, October 18.

It was gathered that a total of 70 victims were awarded N410 million by the panel.

Source: Legit.ng

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