#DefendLagos: Youths Plan Protest, Counter-Protest As Lekki Tollgate Set To Reopen

One other group of youths in Lagos State have introduced plans to organise a counter-protest on the Lekki tollgate on Saturday, February 13.

That is coming just a few hours after some youths took to Twitter to name for a protest towards the reopening of the Lekki tollgate.

In accordance with Punch, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by troopers on the Lekki tollgate had, on Saturday, permitted the reopening of the tollgate.

Nevertheless, 4 out of the 9 members of the panel faulted the report of the forensic consultants employed to comb the scene for proof.

The counter-rally, which is trending on Twitter as #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornYourPapaWell, is to protest towards any protest organised to cease the reopening of the tollgate, tagged #OccupyLekkiTollGate.

The poster of counter-rally shared on social media confirmed that it’s holding on the identical venue and time because the one deliberate by the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters.

“Allow us to defend what the destroyers left behind whereas we rebuild Lagos. Be a part of the ‘defend Lagos’ rally on the Lekki toll plaza,” a message on the poster learn with footage of destroyed constructing and different services through the violence that adopted the #EndSARS protest within the state.

One of many promoters of the #DefendLagos protest, Olusoga Owoeye (@olusogaowoeye), mentioned, “Present your love for our Lagos. Get your pals and your neighbours to be there. Be a part of the DefendLagos Rally on the Lekki toll plaza on the thirteenth of February. We is not going to cede our metropolis to criminals and insurrectionists. Lagos is our pleasure.”

One other promoter, @salamhunters, mentioned, “We’ll defend and defend our Lagos from looters and arsonists.”

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