Following the move to reopen the Lekki Tollgate, many Nigerians mostly youths, have taken to social media threatening to stage another protest.
Youth representatives at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Saturday had opposed the reopening of the Lekki toll gate arguing that reopening the toll-gate at this time would be hasty and premature.
The argument over the weekend however did not sway the votes as the panel voted in favour of a return of the tollgate to Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Reacting to this decision, many Nigerians took to Twitter calling out the panel for approving the release of the toll gate when investigations into the Lekki shootings are still ongoing.
According to those threatening to stage another protest come Saturday, February 13, no thought of reopening should be heard at the moment, not when no one has been held accountable for the killing of unarmed protesters, who marched against police brutality on the night of October 20.
The emerging push for another protest is currently being anchored on the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate which has been trending on Twitter.
You can’t open a toll gate where victims of state sanctioned murder are yet to get justice.
No Justice, No Re-Opening. pic.twitter.com/P7z5Cr3HCN
— Concerned Nigerians (@ConcernedNIG) February 8, 2021
After you shoot my brothers and sisters like say you dey play call of duty for Lekki massacre, you still won open that same Tollgate to dey collect money?! E gats be ment! #OccupyLekkiTollgate Feb. 13th. If you no RT, you dey ment too.
— SUN🌝 (@shank_comics) February 8, 2021
NO EARLY MORNING PROTEST!
NO LATE NIGHT PROTEST!
NO SLEEPING OVERNIGHT!
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 8, 2021
Re-opening of Lekki Toll Gate is the govt saying "forget it, that one has passed". But what they don't know is that youths are determined to get justice.
— K A Y 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@Kaylechi_) February 8, 2021
20-10-2020 will never be forgotten.
We hit the street again!
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) February 8, 2021