Richard Ginika Izuora
Nigerian disc jockey and music producer, DJ Switch who played a predominant role in the airing of the Lekki Tollgate massacre in Lagos State on Tuesday, October 20 has appeared the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian parliament.
DJ Switch real name Obianuju Catherine Udeh, has narrated how their encounter with soldiers played out on that fateful day.
The Nigerian entertainer captured the Lekki toll gate shooting in an instalive session a few weeks ago.
On Monday, November 9 while appearing before the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian parliament, she shared her experience.
The entertainer stressed that the military opened fire on the protesters after creating a three-line formation, and further debunked the Nigerian army’s claim of firing blank bullets into the air.
DJ Switch disclosed that she counted not less than seven persons shot, adding that one of the soldiers threatened to shoot her.
“On October 20, 2020, we had spirited Nigerians there united with one goal against police brutality against bad governance.
“What started out as a protest against police brutality with the unit called SARS, unfortunately, degenerated into something I still find hard to reconcile within my heart.
“We got information that the government wants to see me and six other people and I remember saying to them that we have no leader and if the government wanted to speak with us, he should kindly come to the toll gate and address Nigerians because we have been out for eleven days.”
DJ Switch who further revealed that she has been in hiding following threats to her life by unknown people.
As a matter of fact, she averred that she initially thought it was an empty threat until she received a call that the military was trying to arrest her.
“I have been on the move; because they have been after my life.
The first threat came in, I thought it was a joke; I sincerely thought it was a joke.
“Just as I was leaving; I got a phone call that I should leave the vicinity; because there are military men at the hospital.
“I had to abandon my home; I moved from people’s home; and then just to get out of Nigeria.
I am still travelling; and I am not done with my trip.”