It was learnt that many Nigerians who were at the scene of incident were peacefully singing the National Anthem while sitting on the floor before the attack.
The protesters vowed to remain at the toll gate despite a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Shortly before the attack, the lights were turned off, CCTV cameras were shut down and there were also reports that network towers around the area were at some point down.
According a popular Disc Jockey, DJ Switch who is at the protest ground, at least 7 persons have been killed with many others injured.
Reports say some of them have been transported to Reddington hospital for urgent treatment.
Many Nigerians are now calling for the resignation of President Buhari, saying that as the Chief Commander of the army he is responsible for the actions of the soldiers.
Others are also demanding the resignation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as well as Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
See some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter below;
— Wale_ city (@AOmowura) October 20, 2020