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DJ Switch Seeks Asylum In Canada Following Lekki Shooting; Appears Before Canadian Parliament

DJ Switch Seeks Asylum In Canada Following Lekki Shooting; Appears Before Canadian Parliament

DJ Switch is seeking asylum in Canada following her testimony on the Lekki Toll Gate massacre.

A report by News Wire stated that DJ Switch has appeared before the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian Parliament, where she spoke about her ordeal during and after the #EndSARS protests.

A post by Dr. Kemi Olunloyo on social media also confirms that DJ Switch is already in asylum hearings in Canada.

She revealed in her statement that the soldiers insisted they were working under strict instructions.

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Saharareporters reports that she told the Canadian parliament that she counted not less than seven persons shot, adding that one of the soldiers threatened to shoot her.

She said this about the October 20 incident:

“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.

As we didn’t know where the gunshots were coming from and what they are about and then the lights went off.

I remembered the military came in first, they stopped shooting at some point and I walked up to one of them and I asked why he was shooting at us and he said he had express order from above, and I was coming too close to him and if I come too close, it would be considered an attack on him and he would have to shoot.

It didn’t take another ten minutes, the shooting started again. I remember seeing seven people that have been shot down and we were telling people on my live Instagram to help us call an ambulance.”

“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.”

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Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

A yet to be identified Fulani herder attacked an 18-year-old boy, Kohgi Nation and his father over an alleged missing cow in Otuoke Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.

The incident happened at about 5pm on February 19, at Osuan bush, when the duo were working on their palm farm.

It was gathered that the herdsman attacked the boy with a machete, inflicting deep cuts on his fingers and head. His 58-year-old father, Goodhead Nation, reportedly managed to escape the attack with minor bruises on the legs.

It reportedly took four hours of surgery at the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) to save the life of the boy.

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

According to Goodhead Nation, the Fulani herder came through the back entrance of his farm and accused them of stealing his cow.

“We denied the theft and told him to look at us whether we looked like some who can kill a cow. He attacked me with his stick. He later brought out his machete and chased my son. We later discovered my son by the riverside with a heavy machete cut to the head, waist and hand.” he narrated.

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Reacting to the development, the spokesman of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Comrade Ebilade Ekerefe, who visited the victim at the hospital, expressed sadness over the incident, warning that he believes that the incident is an isolated one.

 

“Let me say, this is not the first time the herdsman incident happened. Considering the mood of the country, the Ijaw Youths should not carry out a reprisal attack. It is an isolated attack. We do not want to believe that the attack was planned,” said Ekerefe.

 

“We want to call on security agencies to arrest the culprit. If the culprit is not arrested it will show that it was planned. The Hausa/Fulani Community in Bayelsa should show sympathy with the victim by ensuring the culprit is arrested. We don’t want to pre-empt anyone. They should come out to exonerate themselves.

 

“Ijaw youths should brace up and defend their clans against any form of enemy attacks. The Ijaw youths should welcome a peace-loving people and defend themselves against any form of threats.” he added.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, has appealed to residents of the state to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder and apprehend him.

“On February 20, 2021 at about 08:00hours an unknown herder at Osuan bush, Otueke Community, Ogbia LGA, assaulted one Kohgi Samuel Nation ‘m’ 18 years and inflicted grievous wounds on his fingers and head, over an allegation of a missing cow,” the statement says.

“The victim was immediately rescued by Police Operatives and is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa. The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, appeals to members of the public to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder.”

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

Suspected Fulani herdsman attacks 18-year-old boy and his father over missing cow in Bayelsa

 

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