Thousands of Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their determination to stage another protest over the ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel allowing the Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the Lekki tollgate.
ARISE News had reported how five of the nine members of the Lagos Judicial Panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday.
But, irked by the decision of the panel, Nigerians have threatened a demonstration at the toll plaza on Saturday, February 13th 2021 stating that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of the alleged Lekki shooting.
Nigerians are being mobilised on social media with #OccupyLekkiTollGate trending on Twitter.
Social media influencer, Ayemojubar tweeted in support of the protest and referenced a quote by Emiliano Zapata, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the Mexican state of Morelos between 1910 and 1920.
OCCUPY LAGOS LEKKI TOLL-GATE!
Saturday: 13th Feb, 7AM.
“If there is no justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government” – Emiliano Zapata.
Some other Nigerians took to Twitter and expressed their support for the protest. Below are some of the tweets of Nigerians in support of the protest.
Do not let any Mugu or government advocate tell you to calm down! #OccupyLekkiTollGate the army must face justice! Sanwo Olu must face justice! LCC is not bigger than the lives of the lost, they must submit their videos. We saw the killings live on camera! #RevolutionNow
Let’s be ready for violence cos they’d bring it
We must #OccupyLekkiTollGate, because justice has not been served. The man who killed these youths, General Buratai, is about to be made an ambassador so he can have immunity to escape the
. Until there is justice for #LekkiMassacre, Lekki Toll Gate must not open!
By Abel Ejikeme