Nigerian police assault, arrest people protesting against reopening of Lekki shootings site

Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos, witnesses said. Rights group Amnesty International and witnesses have said soldiers opened fire on protesters on October 20, killing at least 12… Read More Nigerian police assault, arrest people protesting against reopening of Lekki shootings site

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