By Our Reporter
Death toll has risen to sixteen and many others injured as soldiers reportedly shot at protesters at Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State on Tuesday.
Uwugiaren Iyobosa, Editor Nation Capital Thisday stated this on Wednesday during Newspapers review on Kakaaki, a morning show on AIT.
Uwugiaren said, ” Before Thisday went to bed, our correspondents confirmed that 16 people feared dead as a result of the attack. Some of the injured protesters rushed to the hospitals later died as a result of the attack”
in a related development An eyewitness, Samuel Ajani, told reporters that many protesters were injured.
Ajani added that the shooting caused pandemonium as protesters scampered to safety.
He said, “They shot at us. They initially started shooting into the air. We were all scared but some people told us not to run. We then surrounded ourselves in clusters.
“Their faces were covered. We did not know that that was their plan when they put off the light. They forgot that we have our phones and can stream live. Some people ran away but others stood. I hid behind a cemented barricade.
“They shot a guy right in front of me. The guy wanted to bend when the gunshot hit him. He started bleeding. Later we rushed to save him but he stopped breathing.”