Organisers of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest, in a statement on Thursday, accused the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of committing genocide by killing scores of people protesting peacefully on October 20, 2020 at the Lekki Tollgate.
The youth are protesting against the reopening of the Lekki tollgate by the Lagos State government, claiming that justice has not been served those responsible for the death of some #EndSARS protesters at the venue during the #EndSARS protests.
In the statement, titled, ‘EndSARS Season 2: Why we will #OccupyLekkiTollGate on Saturday’, the protesters said they will not allow the reopening of the tollgate, urging youths to come out and protest.
The statement read, “After committing genocide by killing scores of people who were peacefully protesting at Lekki toll gate and other parts of Lagos, Governor Sanwo-Olu and other oppressors want to spit on the dead and dance on the blood of the innocent by reopening the gate to be collecting their blood money again.
“We say no! We are undaunted! We will be occupying Lekki toll gate again starting from Saturday, February 13. We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to storm back all the barricades, as our rulers have shown that they can never change. Since the #EndSARS, they are yet to effect any of the promises. Police brutality is still raging and SARS is still operating.
“Despite overwhelming and highly compelling evidence showing how several protesters were shot by the military, no single military official has been brought to book. Deaths have been established and many victims of the Lekki shootings have surfaced, yet neither the victims nor families of our deceased colleagues have got justice.
“After close to five months of sitting, the judicial panel meant to inquire into the Lekki massacre has refused to deliver justice to victims of the massacre most of whom have either lost their limbs due to gun wounds or have become deceased.”