Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has asked that the family members of those killed during the controversial shooting incident in Lekki Toll Gate to come forward.
KanyiDaily had reported how Nigerian Soldiers opened fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, killing about nine people and injuring so many others on Tuesday night, October 21, 2020.
Lagos State Government said nobody died as a result of the gunfire incident, but witnesses at the scene and a livestream on Instagram exposed how some people were killed after soldiers opened fire on the #EndSARS protesters as they were singing the national anthem.
Reacting to the controversy on her Twitter page, Omotola said if people died during the Lekki shooting, their family members should speak out. But if there were no deaths, people should stop with the sensationalization.
“Now that the Whirlwind is Settling, let’s see clearly 1.Lets sieve the FACTS from the sensation. 2.Remember that the Main Reason is to #StopPoliceBrutalityinNigeria. 3.We still DEMAND to know who ordered the Terror on Peaceful protesters 4.Still No known arrests of killer MIU.
“Have Some Unscrupulous Elements been around play? DEFINITELY! However, IT STARTED WITH A PEACEFUL PROTEST. Who sent the Military and started the VIOLENCE and HOOLIGANISM. We Demand to know who brought touts in BRT busses and OFFICIAL VEHICLES. #EndSARS #EndImpunity
“While the Govt said SARS had ended and claimed to under say and our agitation, The people sent to rein in the enraged rioters on the streets were EXECUTING them! This is a Crime of Human Rights! You do not shoot someone NOT pointing a gun at you or running from you! #Endimpunity
“EVERYONE who was involved in turning the protest into a Violent Rollercoaster should Now be Brought to book ! If not, then everything else is a LIE ! Calling on journalists, investigators, NGOs pls we have work to do. No lies , No fear. #NewNigeriaisstillpossible #Focus #Letsgo
“If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE ATTACKED. WHY? BY WHOM ! #EndImpunityinNigeria.”
Meanwhile, singer Runtown has taken a swipe at all those who are making memes and jokes about running away from Nigeria due to the hardship in the country.