Protesters missing as soldiers, police take over Lekki tollgate

Contrary to some reports, no demonstration is going on at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, the BBC says.

The tollgate became a protest landmark after soldiers allegedly opened fire on peaceful demonstrators who had gathered there on October 20.

There were announcements that peaceful demonstrations against police brutality would resume at the venue today, forcing the government to deploy armed security agencies at the scene.

Multiple sources who passed through the tollgate, however, told The Realm News that armed soldiers and police officers began patrolling the tollgate and Lekki environs this morning. No protester was spotted at the location.

Their claims were confirmed by reporting from Punch and the BBC.

Similar patrols were spotted in Alausa, the Lagos State capital, sources say.

Reports say protesters were, however, able to demonstrate in Osun.

President Muhammadu Buhari, today, vowed to crush any criminality that hides under the umbrella of protests.

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