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Monday, November 9, 2020




Dj Switch

One of the heroes of the Lekki toll gate massacre,  Obianuju Catherine Udeh popularly known as 'Dj Switch' has been given refuge by the Canadian government. 

In her presentation to the Canadian parliament, she recounted that the soldiers that shot at them in the Lekki tollgate massacre threatened to shoot her and told them with pride that the shooting was an express order from above.

In her words " “On October 20, 2020, we had spirited Nigerians there united with one goal against police brutality against bad governance.

“What started out as a protest against police brutality with the unit called SARS unfortunately degenerated into something I still find hard to reconcile within my heart.

“We got information that the government wants to see me and six other people and I remember saying to them that we have no leader and if the government wanted to speak with us, he should kindly come to the toll gate and address Nigerians because we have been out for eleven days.”

She added that the first gunshot was heard from behind, adding that it was chaotic as people were running in different directions so as not to be hit by bullet until it was announced that protesters should lie on the floor.

She continued, saying, “As we didn’t know where the gunshots were coming from and what they are about and then the lights went off.

“I remembered the military came in first, they stopped shooting at some point and I walked up to one of them and I asked why he was shooting at us and he said he had express order from above, and I was coming too close to him and if I come too close, it would be considered an attack on him and he would have to shoot.

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