British-Nigerian activist, Ephraim who said he was present during the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate, has shared his experience.
In an interview with BBC, he said;
“After seeing bodies being thrown into the truck, I felt I was going to die there. I’m yet to process what I lived through in the past three days. I don’t know what I feel but one thing I know is the truth has to be told. While we were there, Wednesday morning trying to sort out care for people, more people arrived in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
There was a teenage boy who couldn’t be more than 13. A child. I was very young when I started hearing in Nigeria that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but it seems that tomorrow never comes. At this point, it’s about respecting the sacrifices of those who’ve gone, and trying to find a way so we don’t lose any more lives”.
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“The one thing I know is that the truth has to be told.” Ephraim is a British-Nigerian activist who was at the heart of recent protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The infamous police unit ‘Special Anti-Robbery Squad’ (Sars) is accused of extrajudicial killings, theft and abuse. One week after the Nigerian armed forces shot peaceful anti-police brutality protesters in Lagos, Ephraim has told us about witnessing a shooting at the Lekki Toll Bridge. While video footage shows men in army fatigues opening fire, the army has said that reports of its involvement are fake news. #Nigeria #Police #Sars #bbcnews