THE LEKKI MASSACRE
Headline – LCC lost millions in a week.
Peaceful angry youths built a fence of themselves
Between the Mainland and the Island.
The toll gate was their camp ground.
And they stood their ground in unity
With one voice…”#EndSars.
“Get yourselves flags, the symbol of patriotism
Every man to his flag
Flutter it in the air
And let the air suffocate in the sound of the National Anthem you will chant.
No one will harm you.”
Curfew announced at noon to start 6pm same day
CCTV cameras were invited in camera
As evening crept in
They depended on the lights for vision
But the lights went out
And darkness was upon the face of the toll gate
The countenance of the gate was hidden.
While they waited, ‘They’ came .
Force men in uniform
Sent by “forces beyond control”
They opened fire that set the Nation on fire.
The Media houses were in their houses but the Social media
The youths fluttered in the air their green white green flags
And chorused the National Anthem but that didn’t stop ‘them’.
Heroes fell but their voices kept rising
The symbol of patriotism was painted with the blood of citizens.
It was a long night
History will not forget 20/10/2020.
© Jerome Okeme