DJ Switch finally reveals what transpired at the night of the Lekki Toll-Gate shootings.
While facing the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights of Canadian Parliament, DJ Switch relived her experience with soldiers at the shootings. According to her, the military shot at peaceful protesters after creating a three-line formation.
She debunked claims that they shot blank bullets into the atmosphere. she recalls that she chanced upon seven persons that were shot.
“On October 20, 2020, we had spirited Nigerians there united with one goal against police brutality against bad governance.
“What started out as a protest against police brutality with the unit called SARS unfortunately degenerated into something I still find hard to reconcile within my heart.
“We got information that the government wants to see me and six other people and I remember saying to them that we have no leader and if the government wanted to speak with us, he should kindly come to the toll gate and address Nigerians because we have been out for eleven days.”
The entertainer revealed that the first gunshots came from behind which dispersed the crowd. The protesters had to lie prostrate on the ground to prevent getting shot at.
“As we didn’t know where the gunshots were coming from and what they are about and then the lights went off.
“I remembered the military came in first, they stopped shooting at some point and I walked up to one of them and I asked why he was shooting at us and he said he had express order from above, and I was coming too close to him and if I come too close, it would beconsidered an attack on him and he would have to shoot.
“It didn’t take another ten minutes, the shooting started again. I remember seeing seven people that have been shot down and we were telling people on my live Instagram to help us call an ambulance.” She said.
DJ Switch also recounts how her life has been threatened after she went live on Instagram to show the shootings. SheShe said has been on the run ever since.
“I have been on the move because they have been after my life. The first threat came in, I thought it was a joke, I sincerely thought it was a joke.
“Just as I was leaving, I got a phone call that I should leave the vicinity because there are military men at the hospital.
“I had to abandon my home, I moved from people’s home, and then just to get out of Nigeria. I am still travelling, and I am not done with my trip.”