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PHOTOS: Over 100 police officers storm Lekki tollgate ahead of protest

PHOTOS: Over 100 police officers storm Lekki tollgate ahead of protest
February 12
21:11 2021

Security operatives are currently at the Lekki tollgate ahead of two protests scheduled to hold on Saturday.

Two groups, under the #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagos hashtags, had taken to social media to announce plans to hold demonstrations at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday.

The development comes days after the Lagos judicial panel of enquiry approved the handover of the tollgate to the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), months after it was shut down due to the shooting incident during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020.

The approval, however, generated mixed reactions on social media — with some youths threatening to demonstrate at the tollgate on February 13, while others pledged to defend Lagos by staging a counter protest.

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Hours before the proposed demonstrations are scheduled to start, hundreds of heavily-armed police officers were seen at the tollgate on Friday.

A policeman, who preferred not to be named, confirmed to TheCable that more than 100 officers were deployed to the tollgate, in line with the police commissioner’s directive to dislodge any protest at the plaza.

Below are some photos of the security operatives in a show of force at the toll plaza.

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