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Nigerian Security Agents Hid Corpses Of Slain Protesters –Amnesty International




A global rights group , Amnesty International has claimed that Nigerian soldiers and policemen his the corpses of #endsars protesters who were killed.

According to the group, not less than  12 protesters were killed at the Lekki tollgate plaza and at the Alausa areas of Lagos State.

It further claimed that since the beginning of the protests 56 people had been killed, while 38 of whom were killed on Tuesday alone.

The statement said; “ An on – the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian Army and police killed at least 12 peaceful protesters yesterday ( Tuesday ) at two locations in Lagos.

“The killings took place in Lekki and Alausa, where thousands were protesting against police brutality as part of the # EndSARS movement.

According to AI, evidence confirmed from eyewitnesses, video footage and hospital reports showed that between 6 .45 pm and 9pm on Tuesday , October 20 , the Nigerian shot at peaceful protesters.

“ Witnesses at the Lekki protest ground told Amnesty International that solders arrived at about 6 : 45 pm local time on Tuesday and opened fire on # EndSARS protesters without warning .

“ Eyewitnesses at the Alausa protest ground said they were attacked by a team of soldiers and policemen from the Rapid Response Squad Unit at about 8 pm, leaving at least two people dead and one critically injured.

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“Opening fire on peaceful protesters is a blatant violation of people ’s rights to life , dignity,freedom of expression and peaceful assembly . Soldiers , clearly, had one intention – to kill without consequences,” the group said.

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