DJ Switch Gives Eye Witness Account Of What Happened At Lekki Toll Gate Shooting
Nigerian Disc jockey, DJ Switch, has dropped a 10 minutes video to recount her horrific experience at Lekki toll gate shooting. The entertainer who streamed the Lekki shooting on her Instagram Live while it was happening has recounted the horrible experience she faced when soldiers opened fire on the peaceful protesters at the Toll Gate on Tuesday 20th October.
In a video, which she posted on her Instagram account, the DJ claimed that both the Nigerian Army and Police were responsible for the shooting. She said they aimed and shot at the protesters while they held the Nigerian flag and sang the national anthem.
DJ Switch said, “Yes, there were soldiers there. Another thing people are not talking about is that the Police were also there. The SARS people we are talking about also came about 45 minutes after the soldiers left. We were tear-gassed; the tear gas felt like Cotonou pepper mixed with acid”.
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“We would run and come back and the only thing we fought with was our flags. We would sit on the floor; raise our hands up singing the national anthem. That was all we had. They put off the lights, even if there was no power supply on a good day, in that axis, there is always light at the Toll Gate. It was pitch-black.”
Amidst tears, the disc jockey recounted how a boy saved her life but was later shot in the process. “A boy jumped on me and kept shouting, ‘cover her, cover her.’ I did not even understand why he did that. They shot that boy while he was on my back,” she said.
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“The military, they were there on Nigerian soil, killing Nigerian citizens. The police and SARS people came doing the same thing. Aiming and shooting; aiming, they were pointing the guns at us and shooting live bullets. Who takes live bullets to a protest? Who does that?”
DJ Switch urged the Nigerian leaders not to insult the intelligence of its people by downplaying the incident. The disc jockey also claimed that the Nigerian army went away with most of the corpses.
“To our leaders, please I urge you not to insult the intelligence of Nigerians and their families. Something I think about now in hindsight is, I wish we had not done it, but we carried the dead bodies and dropped it at the feet of the soldiers so that they could see what they did to us. When I asked their unit commander, ‘Why are you killing us?’ I wish we had not done that because they ended up throwing the dead bodies in their vans. This happened till the next morning,” She said
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