There is currently heavy shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos as #EndSARS protesters defy a government curfew to continue their demand for an end to police brutality.
The situation has created tension in the area.
The shooting comes shortly after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced an extension on the curfew time he had earlier imposed from 4pm to 9pm.
Many residents had lamented that the time was inadequate to get home safely considering traffic in the state.
It is not known if there were casualties at the time of this report.
Earlier, Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu, justified the use Of Force On Peaceful Protesters By President Buhari’s Government.
He said, the youth must end the action now and “also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking”.
“The protesters have made considerable gains within a very short period. But they should also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking.
“For instance, it is unfortunate that hoodlums, thugs and assorted criminals have seized on the protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civil life and harass, intimidate and assault innocent persons going about their lawful business.
“The intent of the organisers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, which the government has in principle accepted. It can certainly not be their motive to cause generalised anarchy or effect regime change.
“If they give the impression that that is their goal, then any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.
“However, the protesters must be careful not to set the stage for the erosion or destruction of the same democratic process that gives them the freedom and right to protest in the first place.
“Let me commend all our religious leaders, Christians and Muslims for their patriotism and high sense of responsibility at this sensitive time. I appeal to them to call on their teeming followers to call off the protests for now and give peace a chance.
“Finally, I also strongly appeal to the protesters — you have made your point. Government has made its commitment to you. Please, please and please, call off the protests. Give government a chance to implement your demands.”
Earlier, the man below was spotted removing CCTV Cameras at the Toll Gate, minutes later, all power went off, then the shooting began.
REPORT says 7 protesters have been killed at Lekki Tollgate. #EndSARS