A witness to the Soldiers’ shooting at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Nigerian artiste DJ Switch, has claimed that at least 15 protesters were killed and their corpses evacuated by the soldiers.
DJ Switch who was present when soldiers shot at peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday, 201/10/2020, shared her experience through a video she posted on her verified social media accounts.
At least 15 people, she claimed in the video, were killed in the shootings and that she and other survivors took the victims’ bodies to the soldiers who took them away.
“Something I think about in hindsights that I wished we hadn’t done was that we carried dead bodies and dropped them at the feet of the soldiers, when I asked their unit commander why they are killing us.
“I wished we didn’t do that because they ended up throwing the bodies into their vans,” she declared.
She also displayed spent bullets she recovered from the scene of the shooting.
DJ Switch’s statement seems the clearest explanation so far from a witness about what happened in Lekki. It also seeks to clarify the claims that there was no shooting because bodies of victims could not be found.
The army has denied shooting at the protesters, despite contrary evidence.
The attack on the unarmed protesters occurred hours after the Lagos State Government imposed a curfew in Lagos. The protesters continued their sit-in despite the announcement of the curfew which was to start by 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
The shooting started before 9 p.m. with the celebrity live streaming the protest and the shooting until she could not continue.