#EndSARS Protest: Soldiers Took Dead Bodies Away After Lekki Sooting – DJ Switch

#EndSARS Protest: Soldiers Took Dead Bodies Away After Lekki Sooting – DJ Switch

Multi-talented disc jockey, singer, and rapper, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, with stage name DJ Switch, has alleged that about 15 people died after soldiers opened fire on unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

The songwriter who went live during the shooting of #EndSARS protesters further said that the dead bodies were been taken away by the soldiers.

The Nigerian Army had denied any involvement in the shooting, even stating that videos showing their officers actively shooting at the protesters was photoshopped.

However, DJ Switch in a new video gave a detailed account of how soldiers stormed the venue accompany by SARS officials.

She also revealed bullets picked at the scene, pointing out particularly to one that would’ve hit her and another removed from someone’s thigh.

“My life was being threatened for speaking up but I just want to clear a few things that I’ve been seeing online. To our leaders, I urge you please do not minimize the suffering of families.

“Do not insult the grief of Nigerians, do not insult the intelligence of Nigerians. Do not insult the pain that families are facing. People were falling left and right.

“Yes, there were soldiers there. Another part that people are not really talking about. The police also came, the SARS people we’re talking about also came minutes after the soldiers left. They were tear-gassing. It’s like Cotonou pepper. Our coconut head generation. They will run and they will come back.


“They switched off the lights and it was pitch black. While the soldiers were running around and picking their shells, we were running around and picking their shelves too. The police and SARS were also there, aiming and shooting. Who takes life bullets to a protest? Who does that?

“There is something we also did that I feel we should not have done, we carried dead bodies and dumped it at the feet of soldiers so that they could see what they have done”, Switch said on Instagram post on Friday.

Meanwhile, American photo and video sharing social networking service, Instagram has apologised for flagging #EndSARS posts as fake.

Footages and images from the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 which showed operatives of the Nigerian Army shooting at unarmed #EndSARS protesters were flagged down. Also, Instagram flagged down a series of posts in support of #EndSARS protest killings, as false information.

This development came as a huge disappointment to many Nigerian users as the company refused to be of help in a critical time and it was believed by many that Instagram was joining forces with the Nigerian government to frustrate the course of the #EndSARS campaign.

In a recent tweet by Instagram Comms, the social media giant said, “Tuesday, our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS, and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need.”

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