Following the attack on the END SARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate Lagos by suspected soldiers, Lagos state has now been thrown into a state of chaos. Hoodlums and angry protesters have taken to the streets to continue the protest which has now turned violent, resulting in the loss of lives and properties.
Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reinstated his commitment to ensuring that all patients get medical attention while working with the federal government to get to the root of the despicable act. He also blamed “forces beyond his direct control” for the attack on the protesters in the state, stating that there were no recorded fatalities in the Lekki shooting as against widespread social media reports to the contrary.
The governor had earlier imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state, but regardless of this, social media is awash with gory images and videos of gun battles, looting and vandalization.
The #EndSARS protest is a fight-back movement from Nigerian youths who have had enough of police brutality and empty promises from the government to address the excesses of the police.