Scores of #EndSARS protesters have been killed at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos after soldiers allegedly opened fire on them.
The Lagos State government had earlier today imposed a 24-hour curfew in the nation’s commercial hub following outbreak of violence in the state.
The Lekki Toll Gate which has been occupied by protesters in the past ten days had become a symbol of the protest against police brutality in Nigeria.
But after violence broke out on Tuesday which led to the burning down of a police station in the Orile area of Lagos, the State Governor, Jide Sanwo-Olu, declared a statewide curfew which commenced at 4pm local time.
There was little time for citizens to return home prompting the governor to push back the time to 9pm local time.
However, reports from Lagos say ‘soldiers’ opened fire on the protesters who refused to vacate the toll gate.
Earlier, government officials were seen dismantling the CCTV cameras on the toll gate while the advertising screens were switched off.
This left the entire area in darkness and allowed the shooters to carry out their activities.
However, videos posted on social media show gunshots fired in the direction of the toll gate.
Many of the affected protesters were shown with several gun shot wounds.
Reports also claimed that government hospitals were refusing to treat the injured.