Nigerian Police Face Criticism for Alleged Actions at Mohbad’s Candlelight Vigil in Lekki Phase 1
Reports have emerged from Mohbad’s candlelight vigil in Lekki Phase 1, where attendees have alleged that Nigerian police used force, including shooting and deploying tear gas, against peaceful participants.
The candlelight vigil, organized to honor the late Nigerian musician Mohbad, experienced a sudden turn of events as attendees claim they were met with assertive actions by law enforcement officers. During the incident, one attendee was reportedly shot, raising concerns about the behavior of the Nigerian police.
Eyewitnesses at the scene described a tense atmosphere as the peaceful gathering commenced. The presence of Lagos State police appeared to escalate the situation, causing confusion and fear among the attendees. Many have questioned why the police chose to respond with force in a situation that was initially non-violent.
This incident has reignited concerns about the use of force by the Nigerian police, especially in situations involving peaceful gatherings or protests, particularly those led by young people. Critics argue that the police should prioritize de-escalation techniques and open dialogue rather than resorting to violence.