Nigeria’s peaceful protesters against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. – By Gerald Gekara.
According to reports, about 20 bodies and at least 50 were injured in the confrontation, after soldiers confronted the protest.
Nigeria government has opened investigations into what exactly happened, and who authorised the shooting.
Following the incident, an indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Lagos and other regions.
However, protesters stormed the US Embassy to protest the killings.
“Nigerians in DMV are currently gathered at the Potomac, Maryland residence of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States to protest the killing of peaceful protestors in Lagos today.”
Protests over a now-disbanded police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), have been continuing for two weeks.
Reacting to the shootings in Lagos, several leaders, including the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the army to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has vowed to take the case up, saying that those behind the dastardly act would pay dearly.
“God have mercy on our people and on our nation. Those behind this great evil WILL pay! They will be brought to swift and savage justice! I SWEAR it before man and God.”