Nigerians have taken to the microblogging sites, ‘Facebook and Twitter’, to condemn the alleged attack on peaceful protesters #ENDSARS, at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.
Nigerian Police Force has been accused of maltreating and extra judiciously killing innocent youths
in the country which led to nationwide protests.
Since the protest began thirteen days ago, reports had it that those protesting over Police brutality
and reformation of the system, have been doing so within the circumference of tranquility,
maturity, and calmness, until Tuesday, 20-10-2020, when hoodlums infiltrated and caused havoc by
burning down police stations, correctional centers (Prison), and killing innocent Nigerians.
Based on that, Lagos state government and other state governors, like Osun and Ondo imposed
twenty-four hours curfew in their various states.
Knowing their rights as enshrined in Section 39(1) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended,
which guarantees freedom of expression as a fundamental right, protesters insisted on continuing t
heir peaceful protest at Lekki Toll Gate.
Note that this right is also guaranteed under the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and
other international human rights instruments.
However, a report reaching Nationalsportslink has it that soldiers and other officers deployed to
maintain curfew opened fire on Peaceful protesters and allegedly killing and injuring many protesters.