Soldiers shoot at us – EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gates allege

There were heavy gunshots at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State, on Tuesday, as soldiers reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters.

The Punch had reported that an eyewitness, Samuel Ajani, said that one person was killed and several others injured.

According to him, they were all sitting on the floor when soldiers began to shoot.

Ajani noted that the shooting caused pandemonium as protesters scampered to safety.

He said, “They shot at us. They initially started shooting into the air. We were all scared but some people told us not to run. We then surrounded ourselves in clusters.

“Their faces were covered. We did not know that that was their plan when they put off the light. They forgot that we have our phones and can stream live. Some people ran away but others stood. I hid behind a cemented barricade.

“They shot a guy right in front of me. The guy wanted to bend when the gunshot hit him. He started bleeding. Later we rushed to save him but he stopped breathing.”

In a tweet, Africa Story Live claimed that at least six protesters were killed.

It tweeted, “The Nigerian government has ordered the army to shoot live ammunition at peaceful protesters sitting unarmed in Lagos, Nigeria. The army has killed six people in the last one hour.”

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