DJ Switch was praised extensively for broadcasting the mass shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday, October 20 via her Instagram Live.
In the wake of the Tuesday incident, the foremost Nigerian disc jockey and music producer, Obianuju Catherine Udeh professionally known as DJ Switch has recounted how the events played out on that fateful day.
1st News reports that on October 20, 2020; Nigerians were stunned as military men stormed the Lekki Toll Plaza to shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters.
The Nigerian Army has denied any involvement in the shooting, even stating that videos showing their officers actively shooting at the protesters was photoshopped.
In a new video, DJ Switch gave a detailed account of what happened that night, and the biggest mistake she made.
“I just want to clear a few things that I’ve been seeing online. To our leaders, I urge you please do not minimize the suffering of families. Do not insult the grief of Nigerians, do not insult the intelligence of Nigerians. Do not insult the pain that families are facing. People were falling left and right.
Yes there were soldiers there. Another part that people are not really talking about. The police also came, the SARS people we’re talking about also came minutes after the soldiers left. They were tear gassing. It’s like cotonou pepper. Our coconut head generation. They will run and they will come back.”
In the latter part of her speech, DJ Switch stated that the military officers began to pick up their pellets moments after they shot at the peaceful protesters.
She stated that this was done so as to eradicate evidence from the scene.
Continue reading what Switch stated during her Instagram speech;
They switched off the lights and it was pitch black.
While the soldiers were running around and picking their shells, we were running around and picking their shelves too.
The police and SARS were also there, aiming and shooting. Who takes life bullets to a protest? Who does that?”
Watch the full session below.