There was heavy shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos today as #EndSARS protesters defy a government curfew to continue their demand for an end to police brutality.
The situation has created tension in the area.
— SeyiO (@SeyiO7) October 20, 2020
The shooting came shortly after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced an extension on the curfew time he had earlier imposed from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Many residents had lamented that the time was inadequate to get home safely considering traffic in the state.
Let it be known that LASEMS AND LASAMBUS were called for emergency At the toll gate and they said they were given specific instructions!!!
Like this is a Lagos state emergency Service!!!
— claudia🦋 (@bokahlee) October 20, 2020
The Soldiers Opened Fire at Us Straight. No Dialogue. I was even walking to meet the One who Looked a bit Young and Civilized that they didn’t have to go Violent the crowd were singing Hymns, next thing I heard was RATATATATATATAT .. haba! 😡✊🏿❤️🇳🇬 #EndSars
— #OneManMOPOL 😎🔥🇳🇬 (@n6oflife6) October 20, 2020
From everything I’ve just been hearing/seeing, it appears that tonight was pre-planned and pre-meditated. And so it cannot be benchmarked against against the past. Tonight, Nigerians were deliberately shot at and killed. That changes everything! This is wrong, period!
— K.O. | 🇳🇬 (@KolaOyeneyin) October 20, 2020
There has been several deaths following the shooting, with so many injured.
I just lost someone at the Lekki shooting 💔💔💔
— Baba Dudu 🌚 (@BlvckDotun) October 20, 2020
Those asking for an end to police brutality, bad governance and a better Nigeria were not asking too much. Why kill the #unarmed Nigerian youths? #wewillneverforget #20/10/2020 https://t.co/oZ0EzQsj9D
— Alozie David (@AlozieDavid2) October 20, 2020
— IRUNNIA ™ #EndSARS (@Irunnia_) October 20, 2020
— Ebube (@ebubechukwu_n) October 20, 2020
— Sanni Eniola Ibrahim (@Youngearnny) October 20, 2020