Plans for More Protests at Nigeria's Lekki Tollgate

Hundreds of Nigerian youth have taken to social media to speak against the handover of Lekki tollgate - where Nigerian forces opened fire on unarmed protesters in October 2020 - to its owners Lekki Concession Company. The tollgate has not been operational since October 20, when armed soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters who gathered to protest against rampant brutality, murder, and corruption by the police's Special Anti-Robbery Unit. This #EndSARS protests culminated in the shootings, for which the army is still denying the use of live ammunition. The hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate has been trending to highlight protesters' grievances and to demand justice for those who died.

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A protester stands atop a police structure in Ikeja, capital of Lagos state, during #EndSARS demonstrations on October 11, 2020. Ayodeji Adegoroye (@ayodeji_dodo)/Twitter

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