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Lekki Shooting: Task Force Demolish Lekki Homes




There are reports that the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Sanitation (Enforcement Unit) has allegedly demolished and burned some houses in Lekki, Lagos.

The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, February 10.

Following the event, about 400 residents on Foreshore Road, Lekki,were displaced.

There are also cliams that a team of policemen from the Maroko division were also involved in the demolition.

A member of the community who spoke anonymously was quoted saying that the residents were only given 24 hours to remove their property.

He said the officers claimed that the houses were being destroyed over the Lekki shooting incident. The source added that the officers said they did not want to see anybody around the Lekki Tollgate and asked everyone to remove their belongings.

According to the anonymous source, the officers accused the community residents of testifying against them during the #EndSARS protest.

The report noted that the spokesperson of the police command in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was not aware of the demolition. He said he would provide feedback as soon as he got information on the incident.

Spokesperson of the environmental task force, Taofeek Adebayo, asked for 30 minutes to find out why the community was demolished when asked for comment.

Subsequently, when he was reached later, he said the state police command should be contacted for comment.

Members of the community reportedly witnessed the alleged October 20 shooting of peaceful protesters by Nigerian soldiers and had provided details of the incident.

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