A Nigerian man has narrated how he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the attackers at Lekki Toll-gate.
There have been ongoing protests in Nigeria over two weeks with citizens agitating for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, over flagrant disregard of their human right.
However, that took a grief-stricken turn in Lekki, Lagos state on Tuesday night as defenceless protesters were gunned down by soldiers, following an alleged order by the Lagos state government to security forces to crackdown on defaulters of a hastily imposed restriction.
The shooting led to the death of several people as many were also injured.
Security operatives had stormed the scene of the protest after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire, with the intent to kill many people.
As many turned up to social media to share the Live video clips of the tragic incident, many people could be seen with various degrees of injuries. The scale of the damage could not be ascertained.
A man identified as Ayoola has now narrated his experience as he noted that his swimming prowess saved him on yesterday night October 20 at the Lekki toll gate as the soldiers opened fire on them. According to him, he jumped into a river to escape the bullets that were fired at them.
A soldier reportedly chased him in into the river where he was finally able to escape. He described that if he was not well versed with swimming he would have died.
Watch him speak below;
— Lailasnews.com (@Lailasnews_com) October 21, 2020