Police officers stationed at the Lekki tollgate on Thursday, October 20 fired teargas and water cannon to disperse participants of the second #EndSARS memorial.
It was earlier reported that Nigerian youths converged in their numbers at the Lekki Tollgate this morning to mark the second anniversary of the shootings of peaceful #Endsars protesters on October 20, 2020.
Nigerians who joined the procession were seen carrying dummy coffins to honour the memory of those who lost their lives to the EndSARS protest in 2020.
However, Nigerian rapper and activist, Falz who also joined the memorial procession this morning revealed that security personnel fired teargas to disperse the crowd.
He shared a video of people scampering for safety and wrote, “Their usual show of madness, they tear-gassed, but we are safe, thanks to everyone checking in.”
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Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in an interview with Channels Television, said some of the participants were “unruly” and climbed the top of the toll gate.
“That was not needed. You are doing a procession, just walk past. But these people now stopped there and climbed on the toll gate, becoming a nuisance, threatening to break down the existing law and order. We can’t stand there and watch them misbehave. The least we could do was to use teargas, any other thing apart from teargas will be more harmful. There is no record of injury. We only did our job and faced those who were unruly.” He said.