A Timeline of #LekkiMassacre & its Aftermath

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What began as a peaceful protest over two weeks ago turned the Lekki tollgate to a memorial ground after military gunmen opened live rounds on peaceful protesters who refused to leave until their demands were met. The protest was staged to end police brutality and completely disband the special anti-robbery sqaud(SARS) and its replacement, Special Weapon and Tacts(SWAT). In case you missed the happenings, here’s a timeline of the #LekkiMassacre as well as the aftermath events.

A Timeline of the #LekkiMassacre 

00:15 AM – Tinubu addresses the nation via his Twitter handle implying the government will be justified in using force.

11:49 AM – Sanwo Olu declares curfew effective from 4 PM.

3:34 PM – Reports of people allegedly disabling camera at Lekki Tollgate.

4:08 PM – Protesters at tollgate peacefully singing while waving the national flag.

6:00 PM – Buhari, Defence minister, Chief of defence staff in a closed door meeting.

6:47 PM – Reports of military gunmen attacking protesters at the tollgate.

7:08 PM – Lagos state government extends curfew to 9 PM

8:45 PM – Rescue ambulances for the injured  blocked from reaching the victims.

3:43 AM – Sanwo Olu issues a statement saying #LekkiMassacre is beyond his control.

10: 22 AM – Sanwo Olu denies deaths of protesters despite contradictory video evidence.

A video of the Lekki Tollgate Massacre

Aftermath Events

1. Nigeria Port Authority Lagos – set ablaze
2. Orile Police Post, Lagos – set ablaze
3. Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos – totally destroyed
4. BRT Terminal, Oyingbo – New Buses set on fire
5. Television Continental, Ketu, Lagos – set ablaze
6. VIO, FRSC Office, Ojodu – FRSC branded cars, generators set ablaze.
7. BRT Terminal, Ojodu, Lagos – buses set ablaze.
8. BRT Bus at Berger – set ablaze
9. Lagos Television, Agidingbi, Ikeja – shut down
10. Oba’s Palace, Lagos – burnt to ashes. His scepter of authority seized.
11. Sanwo Olu Mother’s House, Surulere, Lagos – set
12. Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos burnt
13. GTBank Branches burnt down
14. AccessBank Branches burnt down
15. Channels Television shut down
16. Ajeromi Local Govt Secretariat
17. Lagos-Island Local Govt destroyed
18. Lagos-Island East LCDA Secretariat set on fire
19. Lagos Mainland Local Govt Secretariat Destroyed
20. Ibeju Lekki LCDA Secretariat destroyed
21. Sanwoolu’s Uncle’s house on Lagos Island – set on fire

22. Lekki Circle Mall – set on fire and looted




Leaked Conversation with Tinubu



Notable Death

A young entrepreneur and developer of Life Bank Cares mobile application to aid blood donations, Oke Obi-Enadhuze, lost his life yesterday some hours after tweeeting, ‘Nigeria will not end me‘.

The reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained. While some claim he was stabbed in the neck in his house at Makinde Police Barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State, a few others claim he was hit by a stray bullet shot by policemen.


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