Witnesses testify to judicial panel over military shooting at Lagos protest

Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters at a demonstration in Lagos last month, trucking away the bodies, said written witness testimonies submitted to a judicial panel on Saturday but contradicted by an army general. “The soldiers kept shooting at random, and I saw people falling to the ground, injured or lifeless,” said Dabiraoluwa Ayuku in… Read More Witnesses testify to judicial panel over military shooting at Lagos protest

Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Philadelphia will impose a city-wide curfew starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. to try to quell the looting and violence that marred two nights of protests over the police killing of a Black man who was under mental duress, the mayor’s office said. The curfew will run through Thursday at 6 a.m., the officer of Philadelphia… Read More Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler elected in 2015.… Read More Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests

The Nigerian military has offered to deploy in Lagos state if needed to protect key business and government sites amid anti-police protests, the governor said on Thursday. Unrest has broken out across the state, which is under 24-hour curfew, sparked by protests and the shooting of civilians by security forces on Tuesday evening. Governor Babjide… Read More Nigerian military offers to deploy in Lagos amid unrest following anti-police protests

U.S. condemns use of excessive force, urges restraint following shooting of protesters in Nigeria

The U.S. State Department on Thursday condemned “excessive force” by Nigerian military forces on unarmed civilians and called for restraint, two days after soldiers opened fire on protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Lagos. “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be… Read More U.S. condemns use of excessive force, urges restraint following shooting of protesters in Nigeria

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