A timeline of the killing of EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos on October 20, has been collated and released by the global rights group, Amnesty International.
According to The Punch, the AI said its crisis response experts investigated and verified social media videos and photographs that confirmed the security forces were present at the Lekki toll gate when the shootings occurred.
In reaction to the development, the evidence was published on the group’s website on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, calls for the probe of the Lekki shootings were made known by the Nigerian Bar Association and an activist, Raphael Adebayo, in their separate reactions to Amnesty’s statement.
The interesting aspect of the issue so far is the fact that the NBA further advised government to stop denying the incident and admit its error.
Going memory lane, the youths called for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police had on October 8 begun protests in major cities across the country.
The protests turned violent when soldiers shot protesters at Lekki On October 20.
On evidences to the claims of the protesters, eyewitnesses disclosed that eight dead bodies of protesters were taken away by the soldiers of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Moreover, the incident which was also live-streamed by a popular disc jockey showed the soldiers firing at the activists.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his first reaction to the shootings blamed the incident on forces beyond his control.