The decision by the Lagos State panel of inquiry on the #EndSARS protest and reported ‘lekki massacre’ to reopen the trendy toll gate – the location of the alleged massacre – has met a strong resistance and criticism from the general public.
Nigerian youths have taken to their social media handles to organize fresh protests against the reopening of the toll gate, and commencement of activities therein.
Posters and pamphlets are being shared and pasted with inscriptions, hash tags of “#nojusticenoreopening,” “#occupy lekki toll gate,” et cetera.
The said protest is slated for February 13th 2021.
Out of nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), five voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting Saturday; whereas, four members of the panel faulted the reports of the experts hired to examine the scene, and evidence of killing.
Popular activist and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, in a tweet urged the youths to go on, noting that the perpetrators of the lekki incidence “must be brought to book”.
Ifesinachi Nnabugwu reporting, Obinwannem News