Plaza Reopening Order: Fiery Reactions As Youths Mobilize For #OccupyLekkiTollGate

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By Abiola Olawale

The Nigerian youths are set for another protest over the order of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating cases police brutality to reopen the Lekki Toll Plaza.

At a quarrelsome session, the Lagos Judicial Panel had on Saturday granted the application of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to reopen Lekki tollgate, which has been closed following the shooting, killing and destruction that happened during the #EndSARS protest last October.

The decision of the panel had generated sundry reactions as the Nigerian youths aired their dissatisfaction, hence the #OccupyLekkiTollGate started tending.

The New Diplomat understands that the #OccupyLekkiTollGate is a campaign to stop the reopening of the Lekki Plaza in respect of those that lost their lives to the shooting that happened at the venue.

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According to the mobilizers, the protest is now set to begin on Saturday, February 13, 2021, starting from 7am.

Below here are some of the reactions retrieved from Twitter under the #OccupyLekkiTollGate Campaign.

“#OccupyLekkiTollGate We won’t allow their proxies: the Lekki Concession Company, & the Judicial Panel PAID ACTIVISTS to rewrite history. They can’t silence us #EndSARS will continue to haunt them.” (@isimeNancy)

“The Memories of the Deceased cannot be in Vain. We say NO TO RE OPENING OF LEKKI TOLL GATE. #EndSARS
#OccupyLekkiTollGate.” (@20thdisciple)

“The panel was a faux from the onset! You can’t piss on the faces of citizens and tell us it’s raining
#OccupyLekkiTollGate.” (@ mafeemusic)

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“Those that destroy our young protesters at Lekki can’t ever appear before the panel because of conscience, history will never forget the lawless military.”(@RYemoja)

“The Dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. #OccupyLekkiTollGate.” (@son_of_ot)

“We won’t surrender to evil. We won’t be muted against our rights. We won’t become cowards overnight in doing the right thing. No justice scales. No peace for the enemies. No justice, no reopening.”(@Dannyrockie)

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. Our oppressors are not slowing down anytime soon, we must slow or calm down neither! #RevolutionNow #EndSARS #Lekkitollgate.”(@UncleShinelz)

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“We are one Nigeria, Only a team work can make us achieve our goals, put tribe, religion and political differences aside and come out in mass on Saturday February 13th at 7am to occupy the lekki toll gate, lets do this for our fallen heroes
#OccupyLekkiTollGate.” (@tee_Classiquem1)

“That toll gate should never be open, it’s out of the desperation to reopen the toll gate the soldiers were called in to carry out #LekkiMassacre, there’s no excuse whatsoever that the toll should come back, how many victims of #LekkiMassacre have gotten justice? #EndSARS.”(@JGagariga)

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