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Lekki shooting

17 Mar 2021
Amnesty International UK has shortlisted CNN’s Lekki Tollgate investigative report for the Amnesty UK Media Awards 2021. The investigation was shortlisted under the Broadcast News category, alongside BBC Africa Eye: Lagos Inferno: The Explosion that Rocked Nigeria; Channel 4 News: Carers in Scotland denied death in service payment; and Sky News: Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis. The…
30 Nov 2020
The morning after the night when protesters at Lekki toll gate were supposedly massacred by the Nigerian Army, the BBC News hour programme interviewed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu around 6am on whether he invited the army and who gave orders that unarmed protesters be shot.
19 Nov 2020
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday said Cable News Network( CNN) should be sanctioned for its investigative report on the October 20 Lekki shootings. CNN on Wednesday released an investigative report alleging that the Nigerian army used live bullets on protesters during its intervention in the #EndSARS protests in Lekki, Lagos…
2 Nov 2020
On October 20, 2020, at the Lekki Toll Gate, we crossed the Rubicon. As battle-trained elite Army troops opened fire with live bullets and ammunition at young citizens whose demeanor were far from provocative and whose only shield was the green white green flutter of our national banner which they held up as they sang…
30 Oct 2020
The Olowu of Kuta in Osun, Oba Adekunle Oyelude has faulted claims by the Amnesty International that it tracked troops of the Nigerian Army to Lekki Toll Gate, where they allegedly shot at protesters on Oct. 20.
29 Oct 2020
The Presidency on Thursday alleged that Amnesty International had skewed it's report on the Lekki shootings, pointing out that the global body was crying more than the bereaved, as it could not have more facts about happenings in Nigeria than the country's leadership headed by President Muhammadu Buhari. An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International had…
28 Oct 2020
Lagos lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to release the copies of the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showing the attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
27 Oct 2020
The Nigerian Army has finally broken its silence on the Lekki Tollgate imbroglio in Lagos, exonerating its soldiers from shooting at the  #EndSARS protesters last Tuesday. The army described the allegation of killing of protesters by soldiers as unfounded, attributing it to the handiwork of mischief-makers. It would be recalled that the protest took a…
26 Oct 2020
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the Federal Government and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday's shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session with a CNN's Becky Anderson on her show, “Connect the World with…
24 Oct 2020
Dominic Joshua Foundation has donated the sum of N500,000 to offset bills of injured victims of Lekki toll gate shooting during #EndSARS protests in Lagos.

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