Monday, November 28, 2022

Newborn in critical condition as Nigerian police unleash terror at Lagos #EndSARS memorial

Witnesses said the infant is in dire need of medical attention and its mother distraught.

• October 20, 2021
Police used to illustrate the story

A newborn is reportedly in critical condition as officers of the Lagos State Police Command fired teargas canisters into moving commuter buses in Lagos. 

“Cans of teargas had been fired into a moving bus where there is a nursing mother and her baby” an eyewitness told Peoples Gazette, adding that “The mother carried the baby and jumped off the bus towards safety. The gas was heavy, so I couldn’t stay either.”

More eyewitness reports from the scene noted that the infant is in dire need of medical attention and its mother, not yet identified at the time of filing this report, is distraught.

These developments are from the ongoing suppression of the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protests by security personnel at Lekki toll gate.

The state government had earlier vowed to clamp down hard on any demonstrators in the.

However, many youths stormed the Lekki toll gate for a memorial of the October 20, 2020 protests where soldiers of the Nigerian Army opened gunfire on unarmed protesters.

Arrests of protesters have already been made by the police. The Gazette reported on Wednesday morning that two protesters were dragged away into police vehicles while granting press interviews. 

The state police had deployed tens of trucks and several personnel from the Task Force, Rapid Response Squad, Ajah Area Command and Divisional Police Stations to prevent the protest from holding in the area.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Alhaji Aliko Dangote


Dangote to provide 300,000 jobs for Nigerians in sugar refinery

Mr Dangote was appointed the chairman of the National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the federal government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

A composite of Bola Tinubu , Kashim Shettima and APC logo

Heading 5

2023: APC warns against northern agenda, urges support for Tinubu

“The APC presidential ticket of Tinubu/Shettima is merely coincidental, not out of any desire to suppress a particular set of people.”



NDLEA seizes 5.8 tons of skunk, cannabis in 5 states

Mr Babafemi said among those arrested was a cripple, Ibrahim Yusuf, 45, in possession of 4kg of the psychotropic substance.



Troops eliminate four bandits in clearance operations in Kaduna

Mr Aruwan the troops recovered one AK47 rifle, one magazine with 22 rounds of ammunition and a motorcycle.

Babagana Umara Zulum


2023: Zulum charges APC not to allow opposition to win

Mr Zulum stated this on Sunday in Maiduguri while inaugurating the 887-member APC Campaign Council in the state.

Ademola Adeleke

Hot news Home top

Gov. Adeleke appoints chief of staff, SSG, spokesman 

The governor announced the appointment of Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).