Police operatives in Lagos have been deployed to some areas in Lagos Island including Lekki tollgate ahead of the planned #occupylekkitollgate protest on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
The planned protest is in reaction to the decision of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to return control of the Lekki Toll Gate plaza to its owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
Nigerian youths had kicked against the decision of the Lagos Judicial panel of Inquiry investigating the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters to reopen Lekki tollgate.
The youths argued that justice has not been served to the victims of the shooting that took place at the tollgate on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Just a few hours to the date of the protest, police authorities in the state launched a show of force exercise to express disapproval of the agitation.
Policemen from the Rapid Response team staged a walk round the toll gate on Friday as they prepare to take positions in the area and other parts of the state on Saturday.
Meanwhile, a counter-group promoting the hashtag #DefendLagos also scheduled its protest at the same venue.