By Lekki Toll Survivors @LekkiMassacreNG
Victor Sunday Ibanga is one of the EndSARS protesters who rose up against the brutality of the Nigeria Police Force and the maladministration of the Nigerian government. He was amongst the martyrs killed by the Nigerian government during the October 20, 2020 #LekkiMassacre.
He was only 27 years old and hailed from Ikpe Usung Ita Obot Akara local government of Akwa Ibom State. He was the first born of his family and a devoted Christian who relocated to Lagos in search of greener pasture.
Like every young Nigerian, the hardship of life in Victor’s village of Ikpe Usung Ita where he helped his mother on the farmland since his days in secondary school, when he would often skip classes to support her, made him relocate to Lagos state. Victor has four siblings Elisha, Sarah, Blessing and Imaobong.
Victor’s mother, Mrs. Ndifreke Sunday Ibanga, is a widow who had moved back to Ikpe Usung Ita from Calabar after the demise of her husband, when her children were young. “Udo”, as she called Victor, was a pillar in the family, the oldest son of a widow and loving brother to his siblings.
Victor’s mother who relied on her son to assist financially was informed of his demise via a phone call by his brother who recently relocated to Lagos to join him in a search for greener pastures. The pained mother was left to watch the death video of her first son with no remains!
Victor’s death which was captured on a cell phone by a #LekkiMassacre survivor who himself was attacked by the same police who killed Victor. The horror metted out on the protesters and extra judicial execution was mind-boggling. Corpses of protesters littered the toll plaza at 1:04AM.