In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, October, 2020

Forensic Evaluation Proves Movies Of Killings Are Real (Images)

Forensic Analysis Proves Videos Of Killings Are Genuine (Photos)

Lekki massacre

Regardless of denials by the matter, the movies displaying the killings at Lekki toll gate are actual, it has been reported.

Forensic evaluation of movies displaying the killing of protesters on the Lekki Toll Gate space of Lagos by troopers on Tuesday as genuine in spite the Nigerian Military’s classification of the experiences as pretend and the Defence Headquarters’ declare that the footages have been doctored.

In line with HumAngle, a report revealed by the Digital Forensic Analysis Lab on Thursday famous that open-source proof contradicted these denials.

“A number of movies corroborate the placement and presence of Nigerian troopers on the Lekki Toll Plaza, a significant toll freeway toll concession within the South of Lagos,” stated Jean Le Roux, the lab’s Analysis Affiliate for Southern Africa.

“Video footage posted on Twitter place Nigerian troopers on the plaza the place they’re seen approaching peaceable demonstrators and opening hearth. Subsequent footage reveals injured civilians being carried away from the identical location.”

Utilizing 4 movies, the DFRLab geolocated the taking pictures on the toll-gate “regardless of denials by the Nigerian army”.

“A special video reveals what seems to be troopers of the Nigerian Military approaching protesters the place they have been stationed behind plastic limitations. Troopers approached the group and opened hearth. No warning is heard within the video. Muzzle flashes point out that a number of of the photographs seen and heard right here have been fired into the air,” it said.

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It confirmed utilizing options near the toll gate and throughout the channel that the video was taken “trying right into a Northern route on the Jap a part of the toll gate, suggesting that protesters have been approached from each the east and west by regulation enforcement, as recommended by some witnesses”.


“Video footage additionally recognized injured protestors on the similar scene. The writer of a video uploaded to Twitter on October 20 reveals injured and bloodied protestors with the writer claiming they have been shot by troopers. Because the video pans, a parking storage to the south of the toll gate may be seen,”
DFRLab continued.

“One other video taken in entrance of the toll gate confirmed a number of injured protestors being carried off within the presence of camouflaged troopers, presumably the identical troopers seen within the second video above. At the least two protestors are carried away, whereas a 3rd is seen on the bottom throughout the video,” it added.

Geolocation of the final video positioned troopers on the Southern part of the toll gate’s Jap half.


“Regardless of denials by the Nigerian Military, open-source proof hyperlinks the presence of Nigerian troopers on the Lekki Toll Gate concurrently the primary experiences of taking pictures got here in,”
the organisation emphasised.


“Video footage additionally confirmed Lekki Toll Gate protestors, who had been peaceable within the previous 11 days, bloodied and injured within the presence of those troopers.”

In line with Amnesty Worldwide, an on-the-ground investigation revealed that not less than 10 folks have been killed when armed officers of the Nigerian Military opened hearth on the protesters.

“These shootings clearly quantity to extrajudicial executions. There have to be a direct investigation and suspected perpetrators have to be held accountable by truthful trials. Authorities should guarantee entry to justice and efficient cures for the victims and their households,” it stated.

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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