Weeks after the Oct. 20 Lekki tollgate Massacre, CNN release their independent investigation. It is no longer news that the Nigerian Government, the Nigerian army and police had denied the killings.
After the night of the genocide, Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated in an interview with CNN that only two people died from the incident; he even claims to have visited the scene the next day and couldn’t find bloodstains. Also, commander-general Tukur Yusuf Buratai contended that none of the videos were true, but instead, he believed we photoshopped them. Even worse, the minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed, dismissed the CNN investigation as he referred to it as fake news and threatened to sanction them. What a shame! Nigeria has become so bad because of the corrupt, wicked and evil minds ruling such a great nation.
Honestly, I commend CNN for this investigation, and if you haven’t checked out the video, you should. They did a great job shedding more light on what happened that night. It was indeed a ‘dark’ night for Nigerians, especially to those who lost their lives. I am also very grateful to DJ Switch for such brave courage to share the level of brutality that the Government subjected Nigerians to that night; else, a lot that happened wouldn’t have gained media coverage.
Indeed, the Nigerian Government does not care about its citizens; they do not care about our concerns, pains, worries, and the nation’s betterment. We have seen them fail us time after time. All we seek is a better Nigeria with a better Government that understands the true meaning of democracy and justice, and one thing I know for sure is that this generation is different. We will take our stand and build Nigeria again. It’s a marathon, and it has started.