Popular Disc Jockey DJ Switch finally opens up at the events that preceded the Lekki toll gate shootings.
Recall, DJ Switch had streamed live during the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate via her Instagram, page letting the public in on what was ongoing.
In the video DJ Switch gave a detailed account of what happened that fateful Tuesday night.
According to her both the Nigerian Army and Police were responsible for the shooting. She said they aimed and shot at the protesters while they held the Nigerian flag and sang the national anthem.
“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 mixed with acid. Our coconut head generation. They will run and they will come back.
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? ”
DJ Switch also debunked rumors stating she had said 78 people were dead according to her she counted about 15 dead people.
”I also want to appeal to the people opening fake accounts in my name; please it is already hard as it is. People risked their lives to get me out of the place I call my home. Please, stop saying things you do not know. I understand things are hard and difficult. In this era of social media, you want to get followership that can help you make some money; I understand but at least copy the truth and put it out. That is all I am asking.
“Please, I never said 78 people died, I do not know that. I do know that as at the time I was doing the Live video, seven people had died. When my battery died we had counted about 15 people. I don’t know if it was more than that because we had a lot of people that were hit by stray bullets. 78 people? I do not know where you got that information from”.
Despite all she went through, she stated that she would still continue with the peaceful protest. She emphasized that the protesters should ensure that the protest is peaceful.
“We must continue to move because if we stop, it might take the next 60 years before we talk about this again. We must continue but we must continue peacefully.
“I condemn any sort of violence. I condemn the burning of buses and the source of people’s livelihood. I know we are angry but the most powerful weapon we have is peace. Let us continue, I cannot wait to come back because I will definitely be back on the street peacefully.”