NEWS ALERT!!! #LekkiTollGate Deserted Amid #EndSARS Third Anniversary—-There was no sign of any gathering as of 10:30 am on Friday, October 20, at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State, where youths were expected to gather and mark the third anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.
On Thursday, fliers were rolled out on social media, stating that a peaceful walk would be held at Lekki Toll Gate on Friday.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, stressed that no gathering or convergence of any kind would be permitted in the vicinity of the tollgate.
This is coming as some civil society organisations prepare for a peaceful march to mark the third anniversary of the incident that took place on October 20, 2020, during the #EndSARS protest in Lekki, Lagos.
Speaking on the aforesaid development, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, said no gathering or convergence whatsoever would be allowed anywhere around the toll gate.
Recall #EndSARS protests, was a public outcry for an end to police brutality, extrajudicial killings, extortion and abuse of power, especially by officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protest, which started off peacefully, led to the disbandment of SARS by the federal government of Nigeria.
The protest, however, turned violent as hoodlums took advantage of the situation, burnt police stations, public facilities and carried out attacks on officers and citizens.
The protest was brought to a halt on October 20 when officers of the Nigerian Army shot at the protesters, killing and injuring some of the mostly youth protesters.
Our correspondent, who is currently at the scene, reports that there was no sign of gathering as of 10:30 am today, October 20.