Security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate, killing and injuring an unspecified number of people, multiple witnesses at the scene have told Premium Times.
Thousands of protesters demanding sweeping police reforms gathered at the Lekki venue Tuesday evening, defying a curfew announced earlier by Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu.
As night fell, state operatives raided the location, shooting live rounds indiscriminately, witnesses said. Some said the attackers were soldiers. Premium Times could not immediately confirm that claim.
Writing on Twitter, Nollywood star, Omoni Oboli, said security agents attacked the demonstrators.
Several witnesses at the Lekki toll gate where the #EndSARS demonstrators have been protesting for nearly two weeks have shared videos and photos from the scene.
DJ Switch, a Nigerian artiste, who is at the location, streamed the shootings live on her Instagram page on Tuesday night. As of press time, the streaming was still ongoing as the shootings continued.
Videos show the area is dark as the toll gates lights were turned off.
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced a 24-hour curfew, effective 4 p.m. Tuesday, saying
no one, except essential service providers and first responders, should be found on the streets by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. (Premium Times)