We Won't Sit Back And Watch Your Hoodlums To Destroy Our Country - #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protesters Insist On Planed Protest ~ Nigeria News + Celebrities Gist and Naija Gossip + Nigeria Gossip

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

We Won't Sit Back And Watch Your Hoodlums To Destroy Our Country - #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protesters Insist On Planed Protest


A protest planed for February 13, 2021, at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos hash tagged #OccupyLekkiTollGate has been quickly met with opposition from some youths who also claimed they have the right to defend Lagos, also with the hashtag #DefendLagos. 

The #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest is aimed at demonstrating against the decision which saw Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to take back the control of “Lekki tollgate” which is the scene of which an alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on October 20, 2020. 

The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution reached the decision Saturday, February 6 for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Lekki Toll Gate Incident. 

With a protest against the decision planed for Saturday, some youths who are still displeased at the level of destruction and criminality that occurred during the #EndSARS protest of October 2020 have decided to take an opposing stance. 

This stance have also brought about the hashtag #DefendLagos with which many now planning to stage a protest at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday against the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest. 

 Here are mixed reactions from Nigerians as expressed on the #OccupyLekkiTollGate, #DefendLagos, and #DemNoBornYourPapaWell hashtags: 

@olusogaowoeye said, 
“Show your love for our Lagos. Get your friends and your neighbours to be there. Join The Defend Lagos Rally at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the 13th of February. We will not cede our city to criminals and insurrectionists. Lagos is our Pride. #defendlagos.” 
@DrOlufunmilayo said, 
“#DefendLagos is NOT about defending Lagos. It’s an official confirmation that hoodlums will be used to cause maximum violence and chaos. It is a very subtle way of saying they will burn, destroy and kill just to continue money collection at Lekki Toll Gate.”

@MrLekanAdigun said, 

“Can’t we true born Nigerians mobilise against these terrorists? We can’t just sit back and watch these anarchists who have nothing to lose destroy our country.”


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