Nigerians have protested the unjust killing of a teenager said to have been shot in Lagos by trigger-happy policemen, who is yet to be identified by authorities.
However, police authorities said the erring officer has been arrested and detained.
The girl, simply identified as Tina, according to protesters on Twitter, was shot at Iyana Oworo Bus Stop, Lagos State, on Monday May 26, 2020 by police officers said to be attached to Oworoshoki Division of the Nigeria Police Force.
Nigerians condemn unjust killing of teenager, Tina, said to have been allegedly shot by trigger-happy @PoliceNg officers at Oworonsoki area of Lagos State, in#JusticeForTina protest. pic.twitter.com/LZZ2cwQ7iO
— The Daily Leaks (@TheDailyLeaks) May 29, 2020
The young lady, after he was allegedly shot was said to have been rushed to s hospital where she later breathed her last.
Nigerians are now calling for justice in series of tweets posted on Twitter with the hashtag #JusticeForTina, likewise asking the killers of Tina to be unmasked.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, has said justice would be served on the matter.
He said this in a tweet on his Twitter handle in a response to protesters tweets.
The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.
— Bala Elkana (@ElkanaBala) May 29, 2020
Nigerians had protected in tweets below:
Dear @segalink, Tina, a 16 year old girl was shot by a triggered police man along iyana oworo, and has been confirmed dead now. While we pray God give her family the fortitude to bear the loss, we need to do everything possible to make sure justice is served. #JusticeForTina
— MO. (@MohammedBlack_) May 29, 2020
Investigation is on and I believe the shooter will be rooted out and brought to book. May Tina’s soul Rest In Peace and may we find the Grace to ensure this never happens again. #EndImpunity #JusticeForTina 😞 @PoliceNG_CRU @AcpIshaku @ElkanaBala @PoliceNG_lagos @SIAF_NG https://t.co/PfAnN4tBso
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) May 29, 2020
We all need to demand #JusticeForTina
All she did was stand at a popular junction and she was shot by a Nigerian Policeman
It could be anyone of us, and we will not stop until we have a reform of the Nigerian Police Force
I don't want to mind my business and still be shot
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) May 29, 2020
Nigerian Police shot and killed a 16 Year old girl Yesterday and no news outlet have reported about this…we have to make this trend, innocent people are dying!!!!!!! #JusticeForTina pic.twitter.com/CWcqxeT2QV
— eloca🧚🏼♀️ (@niy0deda) May 29, 2020
Aren't you tired of covering them up more often than not?
May Tina's killers and whoever covers them up know no peace until justice is served.#JusticeForTina
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) May 29, 2020
— Y҉O҉U҉N҉G҉✭👼🏾 (@Dr_youngy) May 29, 2020
Don't ignore the #JusticeForTina tag because it Will Keep going round till it gets to you or yours if you don't take a stand. Tina could've been your sister, niece, cousin, daughter worse still, Tina could have been you. Get those trigger happy murders and serve them justice.
— Conteúr Josh (@GospelJosiah) May 29, 2020
What’s the penalty for murder in Nigeria ? I feel the penalty is relaxed for officers of the law hence why they are actively murdering harmless citizens . #JusticeForTina
— Volqx (@TheVolqx) May 29, 2020
Tina wasn't armed
Tina didn't pose a threat
Tina was shot and killed by the police.
It is never the corrupt political office holders
It is never the politicians who rip Nigerians off
— Rex 🇪🇸 👑 (@Rextrovertt) May 29, 2020
Statement from the Police PRO, Bala Elkana says the killer cop has been arrested and is currently being held at the headquarters. Assurance that he shall be brought to justice has been given #JusticeForTina pic.twitter.com/K37v75e65n
— Efam Harris™ (@iefamharris) May 29, 2020
— Aros (@Damii_aros) May 29, 2020
16 year old Tina was shot by a policeman at Iyana oworo yesterday and died this morning , absolutely nothing has been done about this issue and lots are unaware. This is not the first time the Nigerian police has been trigger hungry and harmed innocent civilians #JusticeForTina
— 🇳🇬 #BlackLivesMatter #KadunaMassacre (@_illeglrl) May 29, 2020
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) May 29, 2020
— YT: 𝒜 𝒯𝑜𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝒪𝒻 𝒮𝓉𝑒𝓁𝓁𝒶 ✨ (@ADoseOfStella) May 29, 2020
— Seekthelordfirst (@MorrisBaker_) May 29, 2020
She didn't bear arms neither was she looking suspicious.
Her only "crime" was standing at a popular junction within reach of a trigger happy Nigerian Policeman.
How long will this continue & how long will they keep getting away with this?💔
Pls lend a voice.#JusticeForTina
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) May 29, 2020
16 years old Tina was SHOT by some @PoliceNG officers on Monday 26th May, 2020 at Iyana Oworo Berger bus Stop. She was rushed to the hospital but eventually DIED. The People who are meant to protect the citizens are killing them. PLEASE LEND YOUR VOICE!!! #JusticeForTina pic.twitter.com/S0CbWLsK7L
— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) May 29, 2020
— BMAX (@LifeOfBmax) May 29, 2020
A 16yr old innocent girl was shot and killed by a Nigerian Police officer and the media is quiet about it.
R.I.P to Tina, I hope the officers involved are prosecuted and imprisoned for homicide.
These killings must stop!!!#JusticeForTina
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) May 29, 2020
Tina could be any of us standing by the road side, buying roasted corn and “ube” and next thing there is a bullet in our Chest. It’s so scary
— DANNY 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) May 29, 2020
The black race is now the most endangered race in the world. Being black is now all it takes to get killed.
White kill blacks
Black kill blacks.
I feel for the unborn generation.#JusticeForTina
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) May 29, 2020
The police shot a 16 year old girl minding her business and waiting at the bus stop.
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) May 29, 2020
Breaking: we can now confirm that the police officer who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl dead in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos state on Wednesday, has been arrested & will soon be facing the full wrath of the law
He also allegedly killed a driver too#JusticeForTina
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) May 29, 2020
This is so sad 💔 I hope the Nigerian security authorities bring the culprit to book…we will not be scared in our own country 💔 #JusticeForTina
— Mercy Eke (@real_mercyeke) May 29, 2020
Tina is someone’s child.
Tina is someone’s hope dashed
Tina is a future leader kiIIed.
Tina could be my Sister.
Tina could be you.
Tina Could be Me, just strolling on the streets.
Find the Trigger Happy Policemen and bring them to book!#JusticeForTina pic.twitter.com/3qc6kKy6ax
— Rinu The Chemist🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) May 29, 2020
Triggered Nigerian police shot 16 year old Tina yesterday, she died this morning. This is heartbreaking 💔#JusticeForTina Retweet with the hashtag #JusticeForTina . This is really 😞. Police brutality needs to stop❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/KRdtJHYiAT
— prettyboy~~ (@limitiskii___) May 29, 2020
A 16year old gunned down for no reason??? Please if you have a heart, you are a parent or a prospective parent, an aunt or uncle please try to use #JusticeForTina today. Even if it's just one.
This young girl is gone but her family deserves justice. 💔💔💔
— Efe (@LilMrSugar) May 29, 2020