Unrest erupts following shooting of civilians at anti-police protests in Lagos

Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians by security forces. Fires burned across Lagos and residents reported hearing gunfire despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s appeal for “understanding and calm”. Armed police tried… Read More Unrest erupts following shooting of civilians at anti-police protests in Lagos

Several dead, injured as soldiers open fire on protesters in Lagos

Soldiers opened fire on Nigerian protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, shooting at least two people, three witnesses said. The toll gate in the upmarket Lekki district has been the site of daily protests in Lagos. Protesters have demonstrated here for more than a week over allegations of police… Read More Several dead, injured as soldiers open fire on protesters in Lagos

Nigerian army announces nationwide exercise as massive protests against police brutality continue across country

The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to recent widespread demonstrations against alleged police brutality. Operation Crocodile Smile would run across the country from October 20 to December 31, the first time the annual exercise, typically concentrated in the… Read More Nigerian army announces nationwide exercise as massive protests against police brutality continue across country

Several dead, injured following nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice, after nearly a week of sustained protests against police brutality that were met by a harsh response. Police opened fire with live ammunition on Monday against anti-police demonstrators in the Surulere district of Lagos, marchers said.… Read More Several dead, injured following nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders overhaul of Nigeria Police SARS unit

​The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to review the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). According to a statement signed by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, the decision was sequel to complaints and reports on the activities of SARS, a unit in the police. There has been… Read More Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders overhaul of Nigeria Police SARS unit