Obianuju Catherine Udeh, professionally known as DJ Switch, has recounted the horrific experience faced by protesters at the Lekki Toll-gate on Tuesday, October 10, 2020. Recall that men of the Nigerian Army allegedly opened fire at the unarmed protesters at about 7 P.M leading to a number of causalities.
Dj Switch, whose heroic acts during the shooting attracted widespread commendation, took to her Instagram page today to clear the air about the incident and debunk misinformation which were spreading like wild fire.
Contrary to the statement of the Nigerian Army, the mother of one confirmed that the military men were on ground, “aiming and shooting” at protesters. She further noted that, Policemen and SARS operatives also “teargassed at them” when these soldiers left.
According to her, the billboard mounted by the toll-gate and streets light were off, therefore, the protest ground was “pitch black” leaving protesters in a confused state. Regretting showing corpses of shot protesters to the soldiers, she affirmed that they carted these bodies away in their vans.
Switch also debunked the rumour that 78 Nigerians were killed that night, emphasizing that she only counted 15 bodies. She, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to stop spreading fake news.
The Disc Jockey apologized for just speaking up after the unfortunate incident, explaining that she had to be treated for some injuries she had sustained. She went on to extend her gratitude to notable individuals who got her to safety “when her life was being threatened”, and to well meaning Nigerians who offered the injured protesters refuge and treatment.
Despite all she went through, she emphasized that the protests must continue, noting, however, that it should be peaceful. She said, “We must continue to move because if we stop, it might take the next 60 years before we talk about this again. We must continue but we must continue peacefully.