No fewer than 20 reportedly lost in Lekki killings
The Nigerian Army headquarters has denied deploying any soldiers to the Lekki tollgate.
This is despite video evidence showing uniformed soldiers shooting at the scene resulting in the Lekki killings.
The army in a social media post branded several reports linking soldiers at the tollgate as fake news, stating, “No soldiers were at the scene”.
Recall that the shooting took place after officials of the Lekki Concession Company earlier on Tuesday evening removed CCTV cameras from the tollgates.
Shortly before the Lekki killings, around 7pm, the floodlights and display boards at the tollgates were also switched off, putting the entire area in total darkness.
Soon afterwards, security agents began opening fire on protesters.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state following the violence that engulfed the state leading to the burning down of at least three police stations.
However, some protesters remained adamant and refused to vacate the Lekki tollgate which is the epicentre of the protests.
Several rights groups have condemned the Federal Government for the massacre.