Nigerians Threaten Fresh Protests Over Reopening Of Lekki Tollgate

Written by on February 8, 2021

Following the move to reopen the Lekki Tollgate, many Nigerians mostly youths, have taken to social media threatening to stage another protest.

Youth representatives at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Saturday had opposed the reopening of the Lekki toll gate arguing that reopening the toll-gate at this time would be hasty and premature.

The argument over the weekend however did not sway the votes as the panel voted in favour of a return of the tollgate to Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

Reacting to this decision, many Nigerians took to Twitter calling out the panel for approving the release of the toll gate when investigations into the Lekki shootings are still ongoing.

According to those threatening to stage another protest come Saturday, February 13, no thought of reopening should be heard at the moment, not when no one has been held accountable for the killing of unarmed protesters, who marched against police brutality on the night of October 20.

The emerging push for another long is currently being anchored on the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate which has been trending on Twitter.


You can’t open a toll gate where victims of state sanctioned murder are yet to get justice.

No Justice, No Re-Opening.

— Concerned Nigerians (@ConcernedNIG) February 8, 2021


Peaceful Protest is A Constitutional Right, and Will Always Be. It wasn’t Buhari govt that dash up that privilege.#RevolutionNow #EndSARS #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 8, 2021

They thought we had forgotten. They thought they could get away with it. They thought we would be too scared to demand that justice is served. They thought my generation will be defeated.

Forever, we soro soke. #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Olóyè. (@oloye__) February 8, 2021

Yesterday I passed through the #Lekkitollgate crime scene, it made me flashed back to what happened on the night of October 20th, 2020 and tears rolled down my eyes. I fully endorse #OccupyLekkiTollGate. 💔

— Olúyẹmí Fásípè 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) February 8, 2021

So much love this Generation of Young Nigerians of which I’m part of..We #OccupyLekkiTollGate Until our demands are being met and Justice Served!✊✊

— Brownie⭕ (@OG_buikem) February 8, 2021


Add Pressure!!!#RevolutionNow #EndSARS #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 8, 2021

We must not allow the Government take money from this toll, it has been opened for months for free and lagos has not Crumbled, the only thing are those that worked there and if those that worked there can be identified I’m sure youths can help. #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Alajo Of Unilag 😎 (@Femioshi1) February 8, 2021

Location don set,We move!!!#OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Normal Guy💦💫😜 (@tonyy_toks) February 8, 2021

I love this #OccupyLekkiTollGate #EndSARS

— Chisom Grace❣️❣️💡💡 (@chizzywhyt) February 8, 2021

Let’s do this! #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Qlaw 🦅 (@QLAWdeyforyou) February 8, 2021

We should all shout

“Who ordered the shooting!!!”


— PaYiNg CliEnT (@proof_iam) February 8, 2021

We do this to honor the fallen hero’s, we do this to vent our anger on the delay in telling us #WHOGAVETHEORDER #OccupyLekkiTollGate
This Government give no damn about us and we need to let them know we get coconut head and we no dey hear word
Feb 13th

— Peng Man 🔥 (@CardinalDey4U) February 8, 2021

#EndSars#OccupyLekkiTollGate ✊🏿

— D A R E 🖤&💡🦋 (@iamdare_1) February 8, 2021

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” — Dr Martin Luther King Jr#EndSARS #OccupyLekkiTollGate: Saturday: 13th Feb, 7AM

— Chudy (@ChiefChudy) February 8, 2021

We cannot remain silent justice must be served . Tollgate must remain closed #RevolutionNow #EndSARS #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— Refuge & Fortress (@especially_lv) February 8, 2021

No opening of Tollgate until Justice is serve… #OccupyLekkiTollGate

— odunewutan (@alubarika2010) February 8, 2021

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