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

Massive protests against police brutality continue in Nigeria as masses unsure of reforms promises

Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality returned to the streets on Wednesday, saying they were unconvinced by the creation of a new police unit and a pledge not to use violence against demonstrators. Protesters have staged daily marches nationwide for a week, calling for an overhaul of police forces. Police have responded to… Read More Massive protests against police brutality continue in Nigeria as masses unsure of reforms promises

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

Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

Protests against police brutality in Colombia, which have rocked capital Bogota and satellite city Soacha for two nights, have left eleven dead and hundreds injured, the government said early on Friday. Demonstrators have taken to the streets for two consecutive nights to protest the death on Wednesday of Javier Ordonez, 46. A widely-shared video filmed… Read More Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia