Lekki Shooting: 15 people killed, soldiers took their bodies away — DJ Switch
Nigerian artiste, DJ Switch, who was on ground in Lekki, Lagos when soldiers shot at peaceful protesters on Tuesday, has shared her experience.
The artiste said armed soldiers and police officers shot at her and other peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night.
She said at least 15 people were killed in the shootings and that she and other survivors took the victims’ bodies to the soldiers who took them away.
“Something I think about in hindsights that I wished we hadn’t done was that we carried dead bodies and dropped them at the feet of the soldiers, when I asked their unit commander why they are killing us.
“I wished we didn’t do that because they ended up throwing the bodies into their vans,” she said in a video she posted on social media.
She also displayed spent bullets she recovered from the scene of the shooting.
The attack on the unarmed protesters occurred hours after the Lagos State Government imposed a curfew in Lagos. The protesters continued despite the announcement of the curfew which was announced by the Governor to start by 9 p.m. same day.
The shooting started around 7:45pm. with the celebrity live streaming the protest and the shooting until we heard no further.
DJ Switch’s statement seems the clearest explanation from a witness about what happened in Lekki.