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EndSARS: Nigerians mourn as army allegedly opens fire on protesters

Emeh Joy
By Emeh Joy

Basic Medical Scientist, Freelance Health Writer, Lifestyle Blogger and Business Enthusiast

EndSARS: Nigerian soldiers shoot peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos

Nigeria was thrown into a mourning state on Tuesday night as it was reported that the Nigerian Army allegedly opened fire on peaceful EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state.

According to eyewitness reports, some men who claimed to be from the government had removed CCTV cameras installed in the area, thus leaving people suspicious of the motives behind that.

BBC News Africa also reported that armed soldiers were seen barricading the protest site some moments before the shooting commenced.

There has been a report of injured and killed victims in the shooting at Lekki, a wealthy suburb in Lagos.

Video clips and media footages streamed live from the scene showed protesters attending to the wounded. However, the number of people that were killed or injured is yet to be known.

The sad event occurred barely 24 hours after the Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a curfew which starts at 4 PM in the state.

It was reported that the street lights were put off while the soldiers allegedly continued unleashing shots at the protesters.

Nigerians have declared Tuesday, 20 October 2020 a Black Tuesday while lamenting that the nation's government has failed its people.

EndSARS: Black Tuesday in Nigeria as many peaceful protesters were shot by the Nigerian Army

Before the shooting on Tuesday, there were reports of widespread roadblocks and excessive force against protesters in all parts of the country, especially Lagos.

Round the clock curfews were also imposed in other states like Ekiti and Jos city.