The 2020 nationwide protest against the brutality of Nigerians by the Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) remains evergreen as a result of the incident at the Lekki Tollgate. Dj Switch one of the protesters on October 20, 2020, raised an alarm on Social Media that protesters were being shot at while holding the Nigerian flag and singing the national anthem.
The claim made by Dj Switch was dubbed as a hoax and she was accused of deceiving the world with an unfounded story despite sharing a live video of the ugly incident. The authenticity of her claim made many people doubt their sanity.
Gbolahan Macjob, a Nigerian journalist working in the United Kingdom went as far as calling for DJ Switch’s prosecution. He accused her of lying and fraud because he believed the report she gave about protesters being massacred at Lekki Tollgate was a hoax.
On the 23rd of October, DJ Switch reported that they counted 15 dead bodies during the attack, which were afterwards left at the feet of soldiers who hauled them away. If you recall, it was on October 20th. EndSARS protesters were wounded while protesting at the Lekki Toll Gate, where DJ Switch was present, and she went live on Instagram to try to save some persons who were hurt by gunshots.
However, the report from the panel formed to investigate the issue regarding the Lekki toll gate incident vindicated Dj Switch. The panel came up with a report that security men shot at protesters at the Lekki toll gate and several persons were killed. The report from the panel has proven to us all that there is no smoke without fire.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and watch how President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would handle the issue at hand. This is a serious issue, the United States government has interfered and I believe that the whole world is watching Nigeria. GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.