A clip showing an anonymous soldier purportedly shooting with what seems to be a tank-mounted 50 Caliber Machine gun. Tweets sharing the post suggested the shooter was a member of the Nigerian army shooting at peaceful and unarmed protesters at the Lekki Tollgate.
Nigeria at war with its citizens.
Politicians and Government officials fighting Nigerian Youths.
It have not reached this stage now.
We did not ask to be killed like this now. #LekkiMassacre2020 #nigeria #EndSARS #lekkigenocide#LekkiGate #Lekkitollgate
— Onna_official (@Onnaofficial1) October 21, 2020
We can confirm with 100% accuracy that this video was doctored.
The audio seems to be taken from the actual Lekki toll shooting incident. This is evident in another video where soldiers were actually seen shooting into the air (with what seemed to be AK 47s) apparently to intimidate protesters, who kept shouting #EndSars. The video footage on to which the audio was spliced of a soldier with a high-caliber machine gun is presumably from a firefight with insurgents in North-East Nigeria.
— Titi 🌏™ (@Titixadepoju1) October 20, 2020