#EndSARS: Youths mark 2nd anniversary of Lekk toll gate massacre, human rights lawyer decries states’ failure to compensate victims


Nigerian youths have marked the 2nd anniversary of the Lekki toll gate #EndSARS massacre.

The #EndSARS protests was a campaign by Nigerian youths, calling for the reformation of the Nigerian Police and the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

On 20/10/20, the world witnessed the #LekkiMassacre as the Muhammadu Buhari’s regime drowned the #EndSARS protesters in blood, killing over 40 youths.

The regime has continued to deny that no one was killed at the toll gate despite mountain evidence.

Meanwhile, human rights lawyer, Abdul Mahmud has decried the failure of panels set up to investigate the atrocities of the police unit in most states of the federation.

According to him, Taraba, Bauchi, and Ogun states have not released reports on the findings of the investigative panels.

He noted that while states like Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Anambra & Plateau have released reports, they have, however, failed to release white paper of the report.

He said Lagos and Rivers have released both report and white paper while Yobe, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara did not constitute investigative panels.

Mahmud also explained that the National Human Rights Commission has not issued a white paper on the report submitted by FCT ENDSARS Panel.

“VP @ProfOsinbajo has since gone to sleep, having sat on the National Economic Council that directed states to set up judicial panels on Endsars

“States that have paid compensation to victims are Lagos State, N420m; Osun State N53.2m and Ekiti State N21.25m.

“Let it be noted that the Rivers moneybag hasn’t paid a dime out; but he keeps throwing money everywhere and anywhere. The FGN through the NHRC hasn’t paid a dime.

“So much of the promises of the Pastor in 2020”