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Nigerians Ask RCCG To Strip Osinbajo Of His Pastor Title Or Compel Him To Resign

21 October 2020 - 1:25am


Some Nigerians have asked the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to strip Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of his pastor title or compel him to resign.

On Tuesday, several #EndSARS protesters were killed by the Nigerian Army in Lagos.

The soldiers, after killing the protesters, were reported to have carried their corpses away to cover up the act.

The incident occurred hours after the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced a 24-hour curfew in the state.

Shortly after the announcement, there was panic on social media after photos emerged of unknown men removing CCTV cameras at the Lekki toll gate.

At dusk, some unknown persons turned off all the street light, throwing the tollgate into darkness.

Soon afterwards, the military arrived and ordered protesters to go home after which they fired into the crowd.

Below are some reactions by Nigerians criticizing the Vice President on Twitter:

@annonlelion; "RCCG needs to give Osinbajo two option (1) He Resign Now or (2) strip of his pastor title. He is a war criminal, or else RCCG bears the consequences
‪#basedonwhat‬
‪#Genocide‬
‪#GenocideAtLekkiTollGate‬
Show of Shame. THERE WAS A COUNTRY."

RCCG needs to be give Osinbajo two option (1) He Resign Now or (2) strip of his pastor title. He is a war criminal, or else RCCG bears the consequences#basedonwhat#Genocide#GenocideAtLekkiTollGate
Show of Shame
THERE WAS A COUNTRY #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/3jumCDfg7R
Retweet now pic.twitter.com/I6GSV6aniY

— Anonymous (@annonlelion) October 20, 2020

@WereyftBarney; "The truth is that the criminal church will still support this one. My own is, the fact that a renowned pastor in Nigeria was party to commissioning a genocide speaks to how hypocritical our "religious fanaticism" is. We're trapped in a circle guys."

Lmaooo! The truth is that the criminal church will still support this one. My own is, the fact that a renowned pastor in Nigeria was party to commissioning a genocide speaks to how hypocritical our “religious fanaticism” is. We’re trapped in a circus guys

— _Brille (@WereyftBarney) October 21, 2020

@Obi_Nwosu; "Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as the cover of the life of saints."

Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as cover of the life of saints pic.twitter.com/m8pG7yTisb

— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) October 20, 2020

@Beverlyfae1; "One good Sunday after the dust settles, pastor/vice president, Osinbajo will climb the pulpit at Redemption camp to tell you how good the Lord is and you will scream "Amen" at the top of your voice because your head is used to carry the load."

One good Sunday after the dust settles, pastor/vice president,osinbajo will climb the pulpit at Redemption camp to tell you how good the Lord is and you will scream "Amen" at the top of your voice because your head is used to carry load.

— Beverlyfae (@Beverlyfae1) October 21, 2020

@Jorrey; "I am disappointed at Yemi Osinbajo..anyone should never attribute Pastor to his name...hope he suffers same fate people's children suffers..‪#EndSARS."‬

‪@Tobby71695135; "‬Sunday like this Osinbajo will wear a suit and go to church and even do he's a pastor ....... Normally thunder suppose strike  am as I dey talk."

Sunday like this osinbajo will wear suit and go to church and even do he's a pastor ....... Nomarlly tunder suppose strike am as I dey talk

— Tobby (@Tobby71695135) October 21, 2020

@GeeKinqest; "If not that God is a patient God. What would Osinbajo and Remi Tinubu be doing on RCCG altar despite the blood on their hands?
I beseech ‪@PastorEAAdeboye‬ to revoke the pastorship and ministerial appointment given to these two.‪ #endsars."‬

‪@masterDonkelly; @rccghq‬ Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as the cover of the life of saints. He is a murder! The blood of innocent people will never forgive him..."‬

@rccghq Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as cover of the life of saints.. He is a murder! The blood of innocent people will never forgive him...

— Bethany England BF (@masterDonkelly) October 21, 2020

‪@fmstallon; "‬Dear RCCG and NBA, One of your pastors and a member of the bar, Osinbajo has to lead a killing spree of unarmed innocent citizens of Nigeria protesting only to stay alive. It's a ‪#GenocideAtLekkiTollGate‬ in Lagos.‪ #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria‬ ‪#EndSARS."‬

Dear RCCG and NBA,

One of your pastors and a member of the bar, Osinbajo has lead a killing spree of unarmed innocent citizens of Nigeria protesting only to stay alive.

It's a #GenocideAtLekkiTollGate in Lagos.#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #EndSARS #LekkitollgateMassacre

— #fmstallon (@fmstallon) October 21, 2020

‪@realDrSkills; "‬Pls dear redeemers boycott any redeem church activities whatsoever as a sign of protest until Yemi Osinbajo is strip off his pastoral cover. It's the least you can do for the lives of our gallant comrades killed in this movement #EndSARS."

Pls dear redeemers boycott any redeem church activities whatsoever as a sign of protest until Yemi Osinbajo is strip off his pastoral cover.
It’s the least you can do for the lives of our gallant comrades killed in this mov’t.#EndSARS #EndSARSImmediately #StopNigeriaGovernment

— Ejimskills (@realDrSkills) October 21, 2020

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'History Will Be Unkind To Them' —Nigerians Lambast Tinubu, Buhari As They Mourn Slain Protesters

21 October 2020 - 1:05am


Nigerians are angry with President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, following the killings of an unconfirmed number of people by security operatives at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

SaharaReporters gathered that the unarmed protesters were at the tollgate singing the national anthem before soldiers opened fire on them, according to the videos that circulated online.

Hours after the incident, the Presidency has yet to release a statement to condemn the barbaric act.

Some Nigerians on social media have accused Buhari and Tinubu of being involved in the killings.

Here are some comments gathered by SaharaReporters from Twitter:

@OlaDavis; "How did Bola Tinubu manage to wield so much power in Nigeria? How did he become so untouchable? 50% of the toll revenue probably goes to him, and you decided to kill people because of money. Money that isn't yours. ‪#EndTinubu‬ ‪#EndBuhari‬ ‪#EndThemAll.”‬

How did Bola Tinubu manage to wield so much power in Nigeria? How did he become so untouchable. 50% of the toll revenue probably goes to him and you decided to kill people because of money. Money that isn't yours. #EndTinubu #EndBuhari #EndThemAll

— Ola Davis-Afolabi (@OlaDavis) October 21, 2020

@Olamifadipe; "You have been doing PR and selling Tinubu 2023 agenda for us (for some time). I hope you will desist from it now. Buhari must go. Tinubu must go. Sanwo Olu must go. ‪#BuhariResign‬ ‪#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria.”‬

You have been doing PR and selling Tinubu 2023 agenda for us (for some time). I hope you will desist from it now. Buhari must go. Tinubu must go. Sanwo olu must go. #BuhariResign #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria

— Mideisok #endpolicebrutalityin🇳🇬 (@olamifadipe) October 21, 2020

‪@Mz_cutielicious; "‬History will be unkind not only to Buhari, Tinubu and sanwoolu and any foot soldier involved. God will see to your end. Enough is enough."

History will be unkind not only to Buhari, Tinubu and sanyaolu and any foot soldier involved. God will see to your end. Enough is enough

— Dear Tioluwa! (@Mz_cutielicious) October 21, 2020

@Oksanazonnet; "‪@MBuhari‬, plz note, immunity won't last forever, Sir you have a case to answer for killing innocent youths ...5 minutes National address would have stopped this. I regret the day I was born into this country. I regret the day I cast my vote for you as my President."

#StopNigeriaGovernment @MBuhari plz note, immunity won't last forever, Sir U have a case to answer for killing innocent youths ...5 mints National address would have stopped di ..I regret d day I was born into this country, I regret d day I casted my vote 4 you as my President😭

— Azeez Sanusi 🇳🇬 (@oksanazonnet) October 21, 2020

@Don_TEE; "Tinubu is trying to deny he had any hand in this. Who ordered the CCTV to be dismantled? Who ordered the lights to be turned off? Who ordered soldiers to get there and start shooting? Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and Buhari are all involved."

@NigerianRise; "Today is a sad day for us, the day the President decided to paint the flag of our country with the blood of our citizens. The lives lost Today will always leave a hole in the hearts of all Nigerians, Buhari is no longer a bad boy; he is a murderer ‪#EndSARS."‬

‪@NIGGARICKS; "‬Politicians think Nigerians will get tired after Today especially. All they have done is ignited something that has been fueling up for decades. And The world is watching. Buhari, Tinubu, and the bad governance of Nigeria, your time is coming to an end. Stand by."

@Royzkingin; "History will never forget the roles Buhari, Tinubu and Sanwo Olu played in Today's genocide. Posterity will judge you all and your offsprings."

History will never forget the roles Buhari, Tinubu and Sanwo olu played in today’s Genocide.
Posterity will judge you all and your offsprings.

— Alhaji Royz🀄️ (@royzkingin) October 20, 2020

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'How Do You Sleep At Night?' —Nigerians Ask Osinbajo Following Killings Of #EndSARS Protesters

21 October 2020 - 12:58am


Following the killings of an unconfirmed number of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lagos, some Nigerians on social media have attacked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for being silent and for his role in the government.

Security operatives had on Tuesday evening opened fire on the protesters at the Lekki toll plaza.

The incident had generated an uproar within and outside the country.

Many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment with the conduct of Osinbajo in the whole scenario, asking him how he sleeps at night.

Here are some reactions:

@ObongRoviel; "Osinbajo, how do you sleep at night?"

Osinbajo how do you sleep at night?

— Trouble Maker 😒 (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) October 20, 2020

@beingmaby; "Osinbajo wey be man of God...he just went MUTE, he come twitter deep one yeye tweet that day....as a leader he can't address his nation...SHAME."

Osinbajo wey be man of God...he just went MUTE, he come twitter deep one yeye tweet that day....as a leader he can't address his nation...SHAME

— Imaobong Uwah (@beingmaby) October 21, 2020

@Dehkunle; "Once again I ask where is Pastor/ Professor Osinbajo in all of these?."

Once again I ask where is Pastor/ Professor Osinbajo in all of these ?

— Dehkunle of Africa 💧🐐 (@Dehkunle) October 20, 2020

@OmoyeniSunday; "The Pastor ‪@ProfOsinbajo‬ will never resign after watching these horrible videos of genocide against Nigerian; I wander the time of the man of God he is.‪ #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria‬ 

‪#BuhariMustGo."‬

The pastor @ProfOsinbajo will never resign after watching these horrible videos of genocide against nigerian, I wander the time of man of God he is.#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #BuhariMustGo

— omoyeni sunday (@omoyenisunday) October 20, 2020

‪@Morris_Monye; "‬I honest to God Almighty in Heaven wonder how Pastor. VP Osinbajo will raise his hands in holy praise tomorrow OR what exactly he will say to explain this."

I honest to God Almighty in Heaven wonder how Pastor. VP Osinbajo will raise his hands in holy praise tomorrow OR what exactly he will say to explain this.

— Morris Monye (@Morris_Monye) October 20, 2020

@Alaye_100; "Osibanjo is getting seriously bashed & is the number one Twitter trend. I hope he has realised that all the media laundry he has been doing in the past few months is a waste of time..' Nigerians need food'..' Osinbajo furious over SARS'..trying to stick with Buhari & play righteous." 

Osibanjo is getting seriously bashed & is the number one twitter trend.I hope he has realized that all the media laundry he has been doing in the past few months is a waste of time..'Nigerians need food'..'Osinbajo furious over SARS'..trying to stick with Buhari & play righteous.

— Umar Sa'ad Hassan🇳🇬 (@Alaye_100) October 21, 2020

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#EndSARS: Over 80,000 Sign Petition Asking UK To Sanction Nigerian Government

21 October 2020 - 12:40am


Eighty-three thousand seven hundred nineteen (83,719) individuals have signed a petition asking the United Kingdom to sanction the members of the Nigerian government and police force for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS movement.

This was as of 12.51 am on Wednesday when ThePunch visited the petition page.

The petition, which was created by one Silas Ojo, seeks to generate 100,000 signatures.

"At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament," a note beneath the petition with a deadline of April 20, 2021 read.

The petition on the UK government and parliament website read, "There have been deeply concerning reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protesters calling for SARS to be disbanded.

"Implement sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials.

"The government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police.

"Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights."

Nigerians, especially the youths, have taken to the streets in protest over violations of human right and extrajudicial killing by Police personnel, specifically those of the defunct State Anti-Robbery Squad.

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Police Have Become Instrument Of Terror, Shiite Group Says, Demands Release Of Zakzaky

21 October 2020 - 12:38am


The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Tuesday said policing in Nigeria has been turned into an instrument of terror, causing great harm and injury to innocent people who are supposed to be protected.

The group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Abdullahi Muhammad Musa, accused the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, of being complicit in killings of innocent Shi'ites by police officers.

AFIM called on the Nigerian government to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, from detention.

The statement read, "The brutality of the Nigerian police force is impossible to be justified. What excuses or alibis have the police got for killing or injuring protesters?

"They were calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an oppressed person that the Nigerian Army had traced to his residence, spraying him and his wife with bullets, slaying his three sons before his naked eyes, eliminating over a thousand of his followers, dragging him on the gory corpses of the murdered sons, setting his residence on fire and demolishing it.

"The campaign against illegal detentions, destruction of properties, extortions, torture, harassment and execution of Sheikh Zakzaky's supporters can never be condoned by any civilised society, and should not be overlooked here in Nigeria.

"Recall that on July 22, 2019, police operatives opened fire on #FreeZakzaky protesters at the federal secretariat, maiming a lot and killing twelve (12) on the spot and later another three (3) died in FCT SARS detention centre. Even the late DCP was killed by the bullets of his colleagues, the sole aim of which was to frame the protesters whose only demand has been, and yet is, freedom for their leader, Sheikh Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim; according to the legal order by the Supreme Court of Justice in Nigeria.

"The shoot-to-kill doctrine of the Nigerian police, when it comes to protesters, has claimed many lives, including Precious Owolabi, an apprentice journalist with Channels TV, who was executed for recording police crimes. 

"Despite the Federal High Court judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo, the police are still detaining eight (8) corpses of Free Zakzaky protesters at the National Hospital and Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja. It was so bloody a massacre.

"Till now, eight families have yet to bury their fathers, brothers and sons. These eight people, who were executed by the police, are not only dead; they are also hostages. 

"Despite the preposterous defence of the atrocious transgressions and their dilly-dallying on issues necessitating quick and urgent response or action, killing of the journalist, Alex Ogbu, by the police, early this year has further exposed their complicity in numerous crimes, their dealings with fellow citizens, and poor handling of issues indeed. It is regrettable the police have assigned to themselves the right to decide whom to drop dead or continue to inhabit planet earth."

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Black Tuesday: This Could Lead To Civil War In Some Countries—Afenifere

21 October 2020 - 12:34am


Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has criticised the Nigerian government for the way it has been handling the #ENDSARS protests rocking the country.

Odumakin, who spoke with SaharaReporters Tuesday night, was reacting to the gruesome killing of the #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

Also in a chat with SaharaReporters on Tuesday, a former Secretary of the National Democratic Coalition and Convener, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms, Ayo Opadokun, described the killings as "unfortunate and a national calamity."

The peaceful protesters, who were demanding police reforms, were shot at Lekki after the street cameras and light went off. 

Scores of people were reportedly killed.

Odumakin described the incident as unfortunate, saying it was capable of leading to a civil war in some countries.

He said, "It is unfortunate that Nigeria is under a leadership that doesn't know how to handle peaceful protests. The protests have not been violent. They have been peaceful. 

"The government doesn't need to handle this with force. One prays this will end in a proper resolution that preserves this country. In some countries, this could lead to a civil war. The government should attend to the demands of the youth. 

"He (Buhari) is being addressed by some platforms as General Buhari and his government as a military junta. About five years ago, Nigerians were shouting his name, not knowing they were bringing this evil upon themselves. Now, you see what's unfolding in the next level, with the plan to wipe out Nigerians."

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Black Tuesday: Outrage As Buhari's Aide Shares Photo of President Smiling While Receiving Emir of Kano

21 October 2020 - 12:32am


Nigerians have taken to the microblogging sites, Facebook and Twitter, to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the killing of unarmed protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos Tuesday night.

Security operatives shot unarmed EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. 

Buhari Sallau, a Personal Assistant to President Buhari, shared multiple posts showing the president in good spirits as he received the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, further aggravating the tension.

He captioned the photos, "President Buhari Receives Emir Of Kano Bayero Royal Visit: President @MBuhari (M) receives in audience Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Aminu Ado Bayero at the Residence Tuesday night Presidential Villa Abuja. October 20 2020."

The post came while Nigerians were mourning those killed and trying to get help for the injured following what has now been tagged the Lekki toll gate massacre.

Sallau's post, coming in the middle of this grief, angered Nigerians and they called him out for it. 

Many Nigerians criticised him for being insensitive and for posting such at a time when innocent Nigerians were getting killed.

 

       
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Black Tuesday: At Least 49 Killed Nationwide, Many Hospitalised As Protests Turn Bloody

21 October 2020 - 12:24am


The violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives.

Protesters calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police have been carrying out peaceful demonstrations across the country since October 8.

However, the protests assumed a violent dimension last week when thugs attacked peaceful protesters in Lagos and Abuja.

The hoodlums, who have been attacking protesters in Abuja, became emboldened on Tuesday when they killed six protesters at Waru, Wumba and Kubuwa, Punch reports.

In Lagos alone, no fewer than 29 people, including two police officers, were killed when the police shot protesters in different parts of the state.

In Mushin, 17 people lost their lives during a clash involving hoodlums and police officers attached to the Olosan Division.

The PUNCH gathered that the hoodlums, who reportedly barricaded the Oduwoye Junction in Mushin, denied the Divisional Police Officer, Olosan Division and some policemen, access to the route to a destination in the area.

In the process, it was learnt that there was a confrontation between the hoodlums and the policemen who reportedly retreated to their base.

However, tragedy struck when the policemen, reportedly led by the DPO, reinforced to the Oduwoye Junction and started releasing bullets into the air to scare away the hoodlums.

An eyewitness, who gave his name simply as Ashimiu, said when the hoodlums refused to leave the road, in a bid to disperse them, the policemen allegedly released some bullets into the crowd, adding that no fewer than 17 people had been reported dead.

He said, "People were at Oduwoye Junction in Mushin around 12.30 pm and blocked the road, but when the DPO of the Olosan Police Station and his team wanted to drive through the blocked route, they were denied access. This, however, led to confrontation, so they went back to their base.

"A few minutes after, the policemen, led by the DPO, reinforced to the blocked location and started shooting in the air to scare them away from the road. But when they realised that the people were unmoved, they released bullets into the crowd, and more than 17 people were killed. Many people also sustained grievous bullet wounds, some of whom were rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

"I have personally seen seven corpses; three corpses at Atewolara Junction, two corpses at Way Street, opposite Oando Filing Station, and two corpses at Oduwoye Junction, opposite the market. Soldiers are in the area to douse the tension and some of the corpses were evacuated by them, while some other corpses were taken away by the families of the victims."

Five persons, including two police officers and three #EndSARS protesters, were also killed during a clash involving police officers attached to Orile Police Division and some protesters in the Orile area of the state.

The PUNCH gathered that the protesters were chanting #EndSARS at the station when the DPO, Orile Division and her policemen allegedly opened fire at the protesters, killing three persons in the process.

Enraged by the development, it was learnt that a clash occurred between the protesters, including hoodlums, and police officers attached to the division. During the attack, the Orile Police Station was set ablaze.

One Bolaji, who witnessed the incident, accused the police of pulling the trigger that killed three of the protesters, adding that two stations were burnt due to the incident.

He said, "Around 9 am when the protesters got to the Orile Police Station, they were chanting #EndSARS and that they don't want the Divisional Police Officer, popularly known as Iya Rainbow, to head the station again. There was a confrontation between the DPO and the people at the station.

"Annoyed by the development, the people clashed with the policemen, and they went to get petrol and set the station ablaze. When the people at Pako area got to know that someone had been shot dead at Orile, it propelled them to burn the station at Pako. The military personnel have brought normalcy in the area. I witnessed everything when the police opened fire, the people dispersed, and it was that opportunity that the DPO used in escaping."

It was learnt that while three protesters were shot in the head by the police, two policemen died in a reprisal.

However, one Ugo Njoku, who chronicled the Orile attack on Whatsapp, gave the total number of deaths recorded to be five, adding that "DPO ordered police officers to shoot directly at the protesters. Three people fall dead while several others sustained injuries and are rushed to hospital…The two officers killed are the trigger-happy policemen that shot at the protesters."

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#ENDSARS: Despite Video Evidence, Nigerian Army Denies Shooting Peaceful Protesters

20 October 2020 - 4:36pm



Despite video and pictorial evidence, the Nigerian Army has denied opening fire and killing peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos.

The army said this while reacting to a report by SaharaReporters that soldiers shot peaceful demonstators.

"No soldiers were at the scene," the Nigerian Army said via its official Twitter handle.

Over 10 people have been reportedly killed while many had been left with gunshot injuries after soldiers launched the deadly attack on Tuesday night to disperse the youth.

Video recorded by protesters showed army shooting at those demonstrating.

Here's the clearest view I've seen thus far of some of the gunfire at Lekki Toll gate.

In this footage, men in camo uniform fire their weapons at: 6.435886, 3.447423, 15m from the East side of the toll gate.

Some of the #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera protestors had sat down. pic.twitter.com/Vq9iKyAVqt

— Bertram Hill (@bertram_hill1) October 20, 2020

A clearer video of the massacre💔💔

This is how they murdered our brothers and sisters!!!

We will not let this slide!!

We are angry!!!

#genocide #BuhariResignNow #Lekki#EndSARS pic.twitter.com/OugePDLRxf

— Favour Patrick🔱🔱 (@thefavourpatrik) October 20, 2020

The soldiers also blocked an ambulance from moving in to attend to gunshot victims.

See Also #EndSARS LIVE: Nigerian Military Open Fire On Peaceful #EndSARS At Lekki Toll Gate 0 Comments 3 Days Ago

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#ENDSARS: Victims Of Gunshot By Soldiers Being Treated At Lagos Hospitals

20 October 2020 - 4:11pm


Some victims of gunshot by soldiers have been evacuated and being treated at hospitals on Lagos Island.

The victims are being treated at Reddington and Lagoon hospitals.

Take every injured person to Reddington Hospital Lekki VI for free treatment

Guys let's retweet aggressively#EndSARS #NigeriaIsBleeding#basedonwhat #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW #Prayfornigeria #Genocide DJ Switch pic.twitter.com/8XZV6gbHPo

— Franki (@franki_chima) October 20, 2020

Some of the leaders of the protest directed that victims should be taken to the hospitals for treatment as the health facilities had expressed readiness to treat all victims.

SaharaReporters had reported that the army prevented ambulances from accessing the scene to evacuate those injured to the hospital after opening fire on them.

While over 10 persons have been reported dead, more than 20 have been left injured.

The Nigerian Army are also seizing corpses of protesters killed by security operatives at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Tuesday night.

The army was drafted in to violently disperse the protesters after the Lagos State Government announced an indefinite 24-hour curfew.

The state government has also confirmed the killings of protesters by the military.

See Also Sahara Reporters LIVE: Nigerian Military Open Fire On Peaceful #EndSARS At Lekki Toll Gate 0 Comments 3 Days Ago

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Thugs Set Three Banks Ablaze In Lekki

20 October 2020 - 3:53pm


Three banks have been set ablaze in Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos State, by armed thugs.

The affected banks are Polaris, Guaranty Trust Bank and Access Bank, the Punch reports.

Shopping malls, businesses and shops are also being looted by thugs in the area.

The incident happened on Tuesday night following shootings by security agents at #EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality at the Lekki Toll Gate area.

At least nine persons have been reportedly killed by Nigerian military personnel during the peaceful exercise at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.

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BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Asks Buhari, Nigerian Army To Stop Killing #EndSARS Protesters

20 October 2020 - 3:47pm


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady of the United States of America, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army to stop killing those protesting against police brutality in Nigeria.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, Mrs Clinton said, “I’m calling on ‪@mbuhari and the‪ @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young ‪#EndSARS protesters. ‪#StopNigeriaGovernment.”

Hillary Clinton

I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2020

An unconfirmed number of persons have been reportedly killed after security operatives opened fire on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Tuesday night.

Scenes of protesters removing a bullet from victims were broadcast in a live video on Instagram by DJ Switch, a popular disc jockey.

Gunfire and sirens could be heard in videos filmed near the toll gate.

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Nigerians Attack Governor Sanwo-Olu For Allowing Army, Police Shoot At Peaceful Protesters

20 October 2020 - 3:39pm


Nigerians on Twitter are currently attacking Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the killings of unconfirmed number of protesters by security operatives at the Lekki Toll Gate area of the city.

The armed security personnel were drafted to the area by the government to dislodge peaceful #EndSARS demonstrators demanding an end to police brutality and state repression.

Earlier on Tuesday, the governor had imposed an indefinite round the clock curfew in a desperate move to get protesters out of the streets.

Despite the threat by security operatives, protesters insisted on continuing their peaceful protest at Lekki Toll Gate.

See Also #EndSARS LIVE: Nigerian Military Open Fire On Peaceful #EndSARS At Lekki Toll Gate 0 Comments 3 Days Ago

It was gathered that before the shooting started, some government officials uninstalled the Closed Circuit Television cameras in the area.

The electricity at the protest area was also disconnected to prevent demonstrators from filming the attack.

“Sanwo-Olu, you will cry. You will weep. You will suffer. I don't know how. I don't know when,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user, @DrOlufunmilayo wrote “The Nigerian Army was ordered to go to Lagos. The state governor switched off lights and took down CCTV. Young people unarmed were sitting on the floor singing the national anthem. Soldiers shot and killed them. Tonight, our flag is soaked in blood by Buhari and Sanwo-Olu.”

@adesinaadesola8 said, “The order of killing an unarmed democratic peaceful protester is from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu himself. What is the investigation that he wants to carry out? He has killed more than forty people at Lekki Toll Gate this night with the instruction given to soldiers.”

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Impeach Buhari Now, US Associate Professor, Kperogi, Tells National Assembly

20 October 2020 - 3:30pm


Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

Farooq Kperogi, an Associate Professor of Journalism in the United States, has asked the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Kperogi alleged that Buhari was suffering from dementia, which had cost him the mental presence to govern the country.

Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.

He said, “I'd called on the National Assembly to impeach and remove Buhari because his dementia has caused him to lose the mental presence to govern. Amid the conflagration that has enveloped Nigeria, he's been absent. His minders won't allow him to talk unmediated because his sick and vacant mind would become apparent.” 

I'd called on the N/A to impeach & remove Buhari bcs his dementia has caused him to lose d mental presence to govern. Amid d conflagration that has enveloped Nigeria, he's been absent. His minders won't allow him to talk unmediated bcs his sick & vacant mind would become apparent

— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) October 20, 2020

There have been protests nationwide against the brutality of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the police in Nigeria.

The President is yet to address Nigerians more than one week after the agitations began.

On Tuesday, security operatives opened fire on protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos, killing an unconfirmed number of persons.

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#ENDSARS: Lagos Government Confirms Killing Of Protesters In Lekki

20 October 2020 - 3:20pm


The Lagos State Government has confirmed the killing of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters in the Lekki area of the city.

SaharaReporters had reported that not less than nine persons have been killed with many left injured when the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters.

The army, after killing the protesters, carried their corpses away to cover up the act.

Confirming the killing of protesters in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu through the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, promised an investigation into the incident.

"There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

"The state government has ordered an investigation into the incident. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.

"He advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.

"The governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times," Omotoso said.

Recall that Sanwo-Olu had announced a 24-hour indefinite curfew in the state to curb the ongoing protest in the state.

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BREAKING: Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Gate On Fire

20 October 2020 - 2:45pm


The toll gate of the bridge that connects Lekki to the Ikoyi axis of Lagos is currently on Fire.

The bridge has been the alternative route for residents since #EndSARS protests went full-blown in the Lekki Toll Gate area.

Video clips seen by SaharaReporters on Tuesday showed all cubicles of the link bridge toll gate burning.

FLASH: Fire Erupts At Lekki Toll Gate#EndSARS #LekkitollgateMassacre
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The fire outbreak was recorded hours after soldiers opened fire on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.

See Also #EndSARS LIVE: Nigerian Military Open Fire On Peaceful #EndSARS At Lekki Toll Gate 0 Comments 3 Days Ago

It was gathered that before the shooting started, some government officials uninstalled the Closed Circuit Television cameras in the area.

The electricity at the protest area was also disconnected to prevent demonstrators from filming the attack.

 

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UPDATE: Three Persons Killed In Ibadan As Thugs Hijack Peaceful #ENDSARS Protest

20 October 2020 - 2:40pm


Three persons have been confirmed dead as police and thugs clashed during the #ENDSARS protest in Oyo State on Tuesday.

Trouble started after the police opened fire on hundreds of youth during the demonstration.

A youth was shot dead while an angry mob attacked the policemen, who caused the incident, an eyewitness told SaharaReporters.

"Two policemen were killed by the angry residents, especially bus drivers at Ojo.

"They also burnt a police station and other officers had to run away because the people were angry," the eyewitness said.

Vehicles belonging to the police were also burnt.

The Oyo State Police Command confirmed the killing of two of its officers in the attack.

Spokesperson for the command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the situation, saying, "Some of the protesters have ulterior motives and capitalize on the opportunity of protests to carry out their evil intentions leading to sordid activities of bandits/hardened criminals carrying out coordinated attacks on law abiding Police officers/innocent citizens and sending them to their early graves."

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We Died As Patriots By Boladale Adekoya

20 October 2020 - 1:56pm


Boladale Adekoya

Dear beloved, 

If you are reading this, then the ultimate has happened. We have laid down our lives for the cleansing of the land we call home, upon the ground we were birthed and one whose prosperity clenches the vein of our heart. 

Our death was never planned, all we wanted was the chance to stay alive. Forget what some may say about us. They may call us anarchists or revolutionists. 

Be careful of history classes for those who record us as insurgents and mob were weaklings and betrayers who lay in bed with politicians and power holders when the throats of their brethren and kinsmen were slitted by police officers and agents of the regime. 

Boladale Adekoya

You see the sanity you enjoy today: the constant electricity, water, good roads, proper education, people-oriented government, accountable police system and booming economy? We died for those! 

While some stood silent for fear of losing their access to power, when some took decisions via the prism of partisanship, when some allowed religion and ethnicity to becloud their demand for a better life for this country, we stood firm amid raining bullets and teargas while hot water cannon descend on us and batons dot our behinds. 

We were never violent. We stood for decades as government and politicians deny us our basic rights and amenities. At every turn they take away all that we laboured for, we did nothing. They pushed us to the wall and we broke it to create a path. They stole our treasury and live in affluence and pride while we toil day and night to make ends meet. 

When we got tired, we took to churches and mosques praying for a miracle. We did nothing. 

Our children became beggars and life became unbearable. Our doctors left the country in droves and the little that stayed were told to become farmers when we complained. Our teachers lived in penury and our economy they cornered for friends and cronies. 

But in the midst of all these, we sought for a way out. We lost our pride and did menial jobs. We slept day and night cursing providence for making this nation our lot. Those who could afford it sold properties and vacated the country, the rest of us? We stayed, fasting and praying, hoping for a miracle. 

Comedy and humour became our coping mechanism. When they flog us and make life unbearable we make comedy skits and drawings to cool our souls. While many die, we laugh at our own misery.

This country you see today became a wild west then, it was all man for himself. It wasn't a life we were proud of but we lived to survive. And like the resilient people the world know us to be, we survived indeed.

Everything, we created for ourselves. The government did nothing for us but we still pay taxes. 

But like every human, there is limit to endurance. There is a breaking point and while we hide it for decades, the government found it. 

The police who were meant to protect us became armed robbers. They accost us on the road and demand for our phones, they take us to cash points and collect our hard-earned money. They look us dead in the eye and tell us to make a transfer to them or they will shoot and nothing will happen. 

Indeed, many they killed and nothing happened. They end the lives of many at the slightest argument and maim others just because they could. They separate husbands from wives and slaughter. They take away children from mothers and torture to death. We screamed but no one heard us. 

So we had enough. We took to the streets to demand an end to the brutality and killings but instead of doing anything, our government descended on us. They opened fire and killed many. 

We were peaceful but they framed us for crimes so they could stop us from speaking. 

We asked for nothing special. We didn't demand for accounts of the billions they were stealing, we didn't ask them to do right by us and give us meaningful country. We only asked for the right to live.

Beloved, today we have lost many comrades, tomorrow, we may lose many more. Our lives we have concluded to give to this country so that yours could have any meaning. 

As they shoot and bury our bodies in unmarked graves. As bullets we pay for pierce through our bodies and skulls, remember our pains. 

With my last breath, I write this. I hope our sacrifice bring the desired change. If it does, please cherish this and honour our memories but if they won and the battle rages on, rise and fight the evils so your generation doesn't fail like ours. 

Take up the flag of this glorious nation and wave it in hope. Spread our ashes on the Atlantic and let our soul rest. 

We died as patriots beloved, never forget that!

Boladale tweets via @BoladaleAdekoya 

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LIVE: Nigerian Military Open Fire On Peaceful #EndSARS At Lekki Toll Gate

20 October 2020 - 1:38pm

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BREAKING: Nigerian Army Seizes Corpses Of Peaceful #EndSARS Protesters Killed By Security Operatives In Lekki

20 October 2020 - 1:26pm


The Nigerian Army has seized the corpses of peaceful #EndSARS protesters killed by security operatives in the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Tuesday night.

One of the protesters at the scene, DJ Switch, who live-streamed the attack, said the bodies of those killed were now in the possession of Nigerian Army personnel.

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The army is also preventing ambulances from accessing the scene to evacuate those injured to the hospital.

Over nine persons have reportedly been killed so far while the entire area remains tensed.

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