CNN has released a video of it’s findings regarding the Lekki shooting which took place during the #EndSARS protest.
The Lekki shooting which took place on the 20th of October, 2020 claimed many lives at the tollgate.CNN shared footage of what appears to be soldiers shooting at the protesters who had gathered at the tollgate to protest against police brutality #Endpolicebrutality.
CNN during it’s investigation spoke with a man, Elisha Sunday, whose brother Victor was killed during the October 20th shooting.
The media spoke with some protesters also who were at the scene when the shooting took place. They claimed the soldiers indeed fought back at the protesters. They media house traced the bullet shells seen at the tollgate ground and the company that supplied fire arms to the Nigerian army since 2005.
The unfortunate killing of protesters in Nigeria this period has attracted International interest and interference.
Shortly after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference stated that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military.
The governor granted an interview to CNN where he stated that only two deaths were recorded from the incident. He added that he visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains.
On the day of the incident, the Nigerian Army took to its Twitter handle to deny claims its personnel was at the scene of the incident.
On October 27, the Army broke its silence and alleged that the Lagos state governor invited them to help quell the violence that erupted after the protest was hijacked by hoodlums.
Watch the video from CNN’s independent investigation below