DJ Switch was widely praised via her Instagram Live for broadcasting the mass shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday, October 20.
In the wake of the Tuesday incident, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, the leading Nigerian disc jockey and music producer, professionally known as DJ Switch, recounted how the events on that fateful day worked out.
The InfoStrides reports that Nigerians were shocked on October 20, 2020 as military men stormed the Lekki Toll Plaza to fire unarmed demonstrators from # EndSARS.
Even alleging that videos showing their officers deliberately firing at the demonstrators were photoshopped, the Nigerian Army has denied any role in the firing.
DJ Switch presented a thorough account of what happened that night, and the biggest mistake she made, in a new video.
“I just want to clear a few things that I’ve been seeing online. To our leaders, I urge you please do not minimize the suffering of families. Do not insult the grief of Nigerians, do not insult the intelligence of Nigerians. Do not insult the pain that families are facing. People were falling left and right.
Yes, there were soldiers there. Another part that people are not really talking about. The police also came, the SARS people we’re talking about also came minutes after the soldiers left. They were tear gassing. It’s like cotonou pepper. Our coconut head generation. They will run and they will come back.”
In the latter part of her speech, DJ Switch stated that the military officers began to pick up their pellets moments after they shot at the peaceful protesters.
She stated that this was done so as to eradicate evidence from the scene.
They switched off the lights and it was pitch black.
While the soldiers were running around and picking their shells, we were running around and picking their shelves too.
The police and SARS were also there, aiming and shooting. Who takes life bullets to a protest? Who does that?”
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