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#NoJusticeNoToll trends as Nigerians reject reopening of Lekki Tollgate

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The hashtag #NoJusticeNoToll on Friday dominated Nigerian Twitter over the resumption of tolls at Lekki Tollgate.

Lekki Tollgate is a scene where the Nigerian Army were reported to have killed many youths protesting the extortion and unprofessional conduct of police special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

On October 20, 2020, military personnel were reported to have opened fire on young Nigerians participating in the #EndSARS protest.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, on Thursday warned against protest over the reopening of the Lekki toll plaza by the Lekki Concession Company Limited.

Meanwhile, the Lagos government urged Nigerians, residents, and stakeholders around Lekki and Ikoyi to show understanding.

The appeal was made by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, and his Transportation counterparts, Dr. Fredericks Oladeinde as well as Home Affairs, Prince Anofi Elegushi.

They made the appeal during a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday at the Lekki Coliseum in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

However, the residents said they want the reopening halted based on the harsh economic situation in the country.

They said the tolling would aggravate their hardship.

One of the top voice of the #EndSARS protest, Mr Macaroni, a popular comedian tweeted “a threat” he received over the rejection of the reopening of the Lekki TollGate.

Residents of Lekki Phase 1 also rejected the reopening.

Nigerians reaction:

@AyowoleSanyaolu said: “Out of desperation for Money, you killed hundreds of our friends, injured many more and jailed scores of others. You denied this open crime until you were exposed by a panel you put together to cover your trails. #NoJusticeNoToll

@Tundey_GTS: Why is it hard to please the people you govern over. They are not slaves, they elect you into power and they demand justice for the those who lost their lives during the 10/10/2020 protest.

@ohwghe: I really like this #NoJusticeNoToll hashtag and i commend everyone fighting for justice. Many of us were completely overwhelmed after the incident but there are people who have kept pushing on and giving us the opportunity to add our voices. #NoJusticeNoToll

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