Several reactions have trailed the recent revelation about the #EndSars protesters killed at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
According to Peoples Gazette, the Lagos governor has allegedly approved the mass burial of at least 103 protesters who were ‘massacred’ by joint forces of the Nigerian Army and the police during the October 20, 2020 protest against police brutality tagged #EndSARS at the Lekki toll gate.
According to a letter reportedly seen by the publication and dated July 19 by the public procurement agency, the state government engaged the service of Messrs Tos Funeral Ltd, a private firm, for the mass burial.
It stated that the state government engaged the firm at the cost of N61,285,000 to bury 103 bodies which were identified to be victims of the killings.
Speaking to Peoples Gazette on the report, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile said the government will release its response soon.
Following the revelation, Nigerians took to Twitter to express their anger and frustration at the Lagos State Government following the initial denial of the killings by Governor Sanwo-Olu.
See some of the reactions below.
@PIDOMNIGERIA wrote: “TOS Funerals Limited is a privately owned and family-run funeral business, established by Mrs Taiwo Ogunsola in Lagos.
“Lagos state govt @followlasg took the bodies of slain Lekki tollgate #Endsars protesters to secretly hide in that morgue for almost 3 years, then lied to us.”
@SerahIbrahim wrote: “I need @jidesanwoolu and whoever runs the Lagos Govt @followlasg to explain this official document signed by Onafowote Idowu the DG PPA Lagos.
“103 Dead Bodies to be buried by TOS Funerals on a Mass Grave? #EndSARS victims was actually written on it🤦🏼♀️.”
@General_Oluchi wrote: “The 103 dead bodies of #Endsars protesters that the Lagos State Government want to bury in a mass grave is a subtle threat to Nigerians watching the Judiciary.
“They are indirectly showing us what they are capable of — killing innocent people and hiding their bodies for years. This threat is dead on arrival!”
“FS_Yusuf wrote: “If you ever said no one was killed at #LekkiTollGate during #EndSARS, it will never be well with you!”