Lekki Protester Shot By Army Now Bedridden, Needs Urgent Care

Theophilus Irogbo, a survivor of the shooting at the peaceful #EndSARS protest held at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, has cried out to the public for financial assistance over gunshot injuries he sustained on the leg. Hours before the curfew was scheduled to begin, soldiers had stormed the Lekki toll gate on the... Continue Reading →

Gowon breaks silence on UK Parliament’s claims he ‘stole half of Central Bank’

Former Nigeria head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied allegations that he took to the United Kingdom “half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”. A member of the UK Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, made the claims during a debate on the Lekki tollgate shootings of protesters. Tugendhat remarked that “we know that today, even now, in... Continue Reading →

End SARS: AGF Malami asked to resign over Lekki shooting

A social activist, Jumu’ah Abiodun, has asked the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to resign for “misleading the world” after Lekki shooting during the End SARS protest. Soldiers opened fire the night of October 20 as demonstrators in Lagos called for an end to police brutality. In his reaction, Malami said hoodlums... Continue Reading →

Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting

(CNN)It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything. The footage from the security camera overlooking the toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria was played during Saturday's session of an eight-person judicial panel set up to investigate police... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Army’s account of its involvement in Lekki shooting is as straight as Bob Risky – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday mocked the Nigerian Army for giving different accounts of its involvement in the October 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos. The army had given various accounts of its involvement in the incident that sparked global outrage last month. The... Continue Reading →

Soldiers went to Lekki toll gate with both live and blank bullets – General

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of the military internal security operation, which was deployed in the Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition. Taiwo said a portion of the troops... Continue Reading →

Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests, despite previous denials

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. "The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular... Continue Reading →

End SARS: CNN threatened over investigative report on Lekki toll gate

The United Kingdom chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, NDMG, has faulted the investigative report by the Cable News Network, CNN, on the Lekki toll gate shooting. NDMG threatened a legal action against CNN to curtail the platform’s propaganda in Nigeria if it fails to retract the report. The group said CNN was... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Lai Mohammed under fire for threatening to sanction CNN

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has criticized Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture over his comments on the investigative report by Cable News Network, CNN, on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate. HURIWA, a frontline Rights group, described Mohammed’s comments as unbridled, irrational, irresponsible, emotional, and totally provocative. Mohammed had threatened... Continue Reading →

Army general indicts Buratai over shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki

More revelations have continued to emerge over the events that led to shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday October 20, 2020. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, has fingered the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, as the person... Continue Reading →

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