- Mothers who claimed to have lost their children to the Lekki Toll Gate shooting have protested in Lagos
- The angry and bitter mothers protested in front of the Deputy Governor's residence in Ikoyi on Thursday, December 2
- Recall that the Lagos state government recently rejected the findings of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry that nine persons were killed
Some mothers who claimed to have lost their children to the Lekki Toll Gate shooting protested in Lagos state.
Specifically, the women which was led by @Justadetoun, one of the End SARS protesters Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu invited for a peace walk staged their protest in front of the deputy governor's residence in Ikoyi.
The women could be heard in a video shared by the Guardian, singing dirge songs and challenging the Lagos state governor.
Recall that the Lagos state government recently rejected the findings of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry that nine persons were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.
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According to a 41-page White Paper released by the state government, the report of the panel which said nine deaths were recorded at Lekki Tollgate on 20th October 2020 is baffling because the panel offered no explanation regarding the circumstances of their death.
This position has however not gone with millions of Nigerians who accused the government of cover-up.
Meanwhile, following the protest by the mothers, many Nigerians have disclosed their displeasure on how the Lagos state government handled the panel findings.
In his reaction, Tunde Akande, wrote on Facebook:
"This is the beginning of the end for this administration. Injustice can not go on. Let the lackeys of these merchants of death go to town with their mayhem and threats, they certainly have ended their stay in power. Tinubu will never be president in 2023. This is the word of God."
"However, others called for caution, insisting that Nigerians must be sure that the protesters are real mothers of the victims."
Eazy G Esele
"All of you claiming no one was killed. You said you wanted to see relatives of the dead, now you said they are paid, rented. Why are they just coming out now? Can you for once listen to yourselves? You mean a panel the government set up themselves decided to go against them.4
Ebunoluwa OluKunle Solomon
"This is a good move, at least government will be able to get face into the claims , take their datas and compensate them, hope the families of other victims can come out too."
Segun Glorious wrote:
There is need to further prove beyond every reasonable doubt that these women whom Detoun has led in this demonstration truly lost their child/children at the Lekki Toll gate .
The proofs must be convincing enough to silence those who are playing politics with human lives and the future of the youths of this country. Silence is a crime in the face of injustice.
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EndSARS: Activist Rinu Oduala berates Sanwo-Olu for proposing peace walk
In another report, activist Rinu Oduala has joined the number of voices rejecting the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s offer to the youths in Lagos state to join him for a peace walk.
The governor in a press conference held on Tuesday, November 30 spoke on the recent findings of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry which was set up to investigate cases of police brutality in the state, as well as the massacre at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.
In his speech, the governor called on several of the #EndSARS campaigners to join him in a walk for peace which is to hold in December.