Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Switch has been applauded by netizens for broadcasting the Lekki shooting in real-time via her Instagram Live on Tuesday, October 20.
DJ Switch summoned the courage to unravel the Lekki Tollgate shooting via her Instagram Live. Amidst the pandemonium and panic, the disc jockey, real name Obianuju Catherine Udeh risked her life to update social media users across the world.
In the live video, the disc jockey streamed where she and other peaceful protesters tried to remove a bullet from the leg of a victim of the shooting.
They tried to remove the bullet from the man’s leg with what appeared to be a pair of tweezers after they had sterilized it with fire from a lighter and alcohol.
To keep the pressure on the man’s injury, they had to tie a Nigerian flag around his leg. Apparently in excruciating pain, the man kept yelling, ‘I am a man’ as they probed into the wound looking for the bullet.
Due to bad network where the DJ was; it is uncertain if they successfully got the bullet out of the leg.
DJ Switch via her Instagram live video further showed other peaceful protesters that were hit by the bullets in various part of their bodies.
Furthermore, she showed how they tried to help another victim; but sadly, it was heard on the video that the person had passed out; however, they performed CPR in order to resuscitate the person.
She stated that when the security forces came and also began to shoot sporadically; the peaceful protesters were on the floor seated with the Nigerian flags in their hands.
However, a few of them were unhurt because they hid under a nearby truck.
She was heard saying on her live feed as she continued to help the victims;
“They shot peaceful people, they just shot us for nothing.
Please record this.
Look at bullets, bullets everywhere, people are picking it from the floor.
Please record this and share.
We were able to escape because we went under a truck.”
Watch the video below.
— Samzy (@Samzy17876201) October 21, 2020
Social media users have applauded the disc jockey for her courage as well as guts. Here is what they are saying on the microblogging site, Twitter.