Some protesters on Wednesday defied the presence of policemen at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos to honour those killed by Nigerian soldiers at the venue on October 20, 2020.
The protesters were demanding for justice for those killed by soldiers at the plaza on October 20, 2020.
“How many people soldier go kill? How many people soldier go kill? Them go kill us tire,” the protesters chorused.
About five protesters have been attacked and arrested by the police.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had on Wednesday said the command would deploy all legitimate means to stop or neutralise the planned protests to mark #EndSARS anniversary.
Odumosu, in a statement issued by the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, had said the attention of the command had been drawn to a post being circulated on the social media insinuating that the police in Lagos had agreed to allow street protests in commemoration of the one year EndSARS anniversary on 20th October, 2021.
A car procession in honour of those who lost their lives at the tollgate when soldiers dispersed #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020, is also holding at the tollgate.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that the #EndSARS campaigners in various vehicles flooded the Lekki tollgate despite the heavy police presence.
SaharaReporters had observed that the campaigners, in several vehicles, held on to the Nigerian flag and chanted #EndSARS while driving past the stationed police vehicles.
The organisers of the #EndSARS anniversary protests in Lagos had on Tuesday said they would embark on a two-hour car procession through the Lekki Tollgate.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, had said, “We will commence the protest at the Unity Fountain, Abuja by 8am in the morning.”
Adeyanju, who confirmed that the protests would begin from the Unity Fountain, added, “I don’t think we need to inform the police about the protests.”
Two of the organisers — Folarin Falana and Adebowale Adedayo — had also lent their voice to the protests via social media posts.