Nigerians on social media have reacted with humour to the discovery of a mystery camera at Lekki Toll Gate, the scene of a massacre reportedly perpetrated by soldiers, by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr, Babatunde Fashola.
Fashola who led a Federal Government delegation on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state last week discovered the camera during an on the spot assessment at the Lekki Toll Gate.
He subsequently handed it over to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for forensic analysis and further investigation. He however asserted that the camera must have been planted by some subversive elements prior to the reported shootings, for ulterior motives.
Nigerians react with humour on social media
You would have expected that Nigerians will be ecstatic about the discovery of the camera by Fashola. However, if you have been following events in the last few days, you won’t be surprised about the hilarious and funny reactions on social media.
Some users have re-enacted how Fashola discovered the camera while others sarcastically praised the minister for his awesome and great Sherlock Holmes/007 skills. Another set of users say that government officials think Nigerians are ‘stupid’ to believe the ‘ridiculous’ discovery.
Why a Camera has become an issue in recent days
On October 20th, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos declared a curfew to start by 4 pm. But, due to the nature of Lagos, it would have been definitely difficult for many Lagosians to return to their various homes on or before 4 pm.
Later, the state government announced that the implementation of the curfew would start at 9 pm. However, some worrisome events happened before 9 pm which eventually led to the Lekki Toll Gate massacre.
The cameras at the Lekki Toll Gate were removed and all the lights turned off. Afterward, Nigerians heard that there was a shooting at the Toll Gate. The aftermath of the shooting was anger on the part of Nigerians and denial on the part of government.
Responding to the reported removal of the camera, Sanwoolu said it was laser cameras and not CCTV cameras that were removed. He added that the CCTV cameras were still available.
Unfortunately, up till the time of this report, the state government is yet to release the CCTV footage of the shooting they have in their custody.
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