#EndSARSMemorial: Two Persons Allegedly Arrested At Lekki Tollgate
As Nigerians prepare to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the brutal EndSARS demonstration on October 20, police in Lagos state are said to have arrested two people at the Lekki tollgate.
BBC has reported that one of those arrested appeared to be a journalist, while the other rushed the tollgate with a sign in the hopes of staging a demonstration. The two suspects are currently being transported in police black maria vans.
On Tuesday, the state police command issued a statement cautioning citizens against holding any type of street protest. Only indoor and virtual events will be permitted, according to the statement.
Additional reports suggests that there is heavy police presence at the Lekki Toll Gate. See photos below;
In other news, famous Nigerian singer Folarin Falana fondly called Falz has talked about the first year anniversary of the October 20th massacre at Lekki Toll Gate.
Today marks exactly one year when Nigerian youth rose up to fight against police brutality in Nigeria. The popular slogan #EndSARS called for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long list of gruesome assaults.
On 20th October 2020, there was a shooting at Lekki Toll Gate where several innocent and unarmed Nigerians who protested against the SARS abuses were killed.
It’s barely a year now and Falz has taken to his Instagram page to mark this day. He penned down a message in honour of the sacrifice some Nigerian youth made whiles they fought for a bigger cause.
365 days ago, Nigerian citizens were shot and killed at the toll gate by our own military men.
Today we honour them because they have sacrificed their very existence for a cause bigger than all of us.