Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has opened up about his mental breakdown following the Lekki Massacre which claimed countless lives on October 20.
According to Burna Boy, the events of October 20, 2020 has left him so traumatized that all he sees is Lekki Toll Gate when he shuts his eyes to sleep.
Burna Boy tweeted: “I HAVE NOT SLEPT since 20/10/2020. I close my eyes and all I see is Lekki toll gate. I’ve seen a lot of violence and death in my Life but this is the one that has Traumatized me.”
Recall that It was a bloody Tuesday evening at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
Unarmed protesters were shot by armed men in military fatigues.
The Nigerian Army has denied complicity, saying that no soldiers were at the Lekki Toll Gate, in spite of video evidence.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu blamed the shooting on forces beyond his direct control, confirming Federal Government’s involvement in the incident.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka also reacted to the Lekki shootings.
Wole Soyinka in a statement likened the present democratic administration to dictatorial Abacha regime who had no value for human lives.
General Sani Abacha’s military regime was characterized by tyranny, oppression and unlawful killings of many Nigerians.
Soyinka further disclosed it was worrisome that Governor Sanwo-olu who may not have authorized the use of gunfire on his people, did not raise an alarm on breakdown of law and order in Lagos state.
In the statement, the 1986 Nobel Laureate claimed Nigerian Army has replaced Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) infamously known for extortion and extra-judicial killings of Nigerian citizens.