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Nigeria: Killing of #EndSARS protesters by the military must be investigated

21 October 2020 At least 12 people killed at Alausa and Lekki Toll Gate Lagos Hundreds severely injured CCTV dismantled to cover murder   An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian army and police killed at least 12 peaceful protesters yesterday at two locations in Lagos. The killings took place in Lekki and Alausa, where thousands were protesting police …

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Tensions rise in Nigeria as some 2,000 inmates escape in attacks on prisons

20 October 2020 Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that nearly 2,000 inmates had broken out of jail after crowds attacked two prisons, while officials announced a 24-hour curfew in the megacity of Lagos in an attempt to quell the unrest stemming from two weeks of protests against police brutality. The Inspector-General of Police deployed anti-riot police across Africa’s most populous nation and …

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Why #ENDSARS protests are different, and what lessons they hold for Nigeria

20 October 2020 In 1992, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was set up by the Commissioner for Police to curb a spate of armed robberies in Nigeria. By 2009 it had become a large and powerful unit, and its focus expanded beyond armed robbers to internet fraudsters. It had also become largely uncontrolled. Members of the unit were allowed to carry guns, drive unmarked …

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Death toll climbs as Nigeria protests spiral

19 October 2020 Crowds have taken to the streets of Nigeria in protest against police brutality. The demonstrations come as the government disbanded a controversial security unit accused of misconduct. Crowds took to the streets again in Nigeria’s largest cities on Monday in protest against police brutality. Rights group Amnesty International said five people had died since the start of the …

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Police, protest power, and Nigeria’s young democrats

17 October 2020 Nigeria is experiencing a powerful moment in its democratic journey, as anger and frustration pour out over allegations of police brutality. Nigeria’s youngest citizens are demanding their elected government treat them with dignity and protect their constitutional rights and democratic freedoms of expression, association and assembly, both online and on the streets. President Muhammadu Buhari, a self-proclaimed convert …

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Nigeria: Authorities must initiate genuine reform of the police

16 October 2020 At least 10 people killed during protests Hundreds of protesters injured and arrested Sponsored thugs unleashing violence on peaceful protesters  Nigerian security forces must immediately end the intimidation, harassment and attacks on peaceful protesters, Amnesty International Nigeria said today, after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds injured during ongoing nationwide protests demanding an end to police brutality …

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#EndSars: Their 7-Point demands

16 October 2020 The #EndSars protests seem to be moving beyond just scrapping the notorious paramilitary police unit. The protests keep growing across Nigeria and the authorities are concerned as the demands move to more general governance issues. Their demands are reproduced below: We recognize that this moment is the culmination of decades of dissatisfaction over the decay and corruption …

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Could Nigeria’s #EndSARS protests grow into a movement?

15 October 2020 Young Nigerians took to the streets to force the end of a notorious police unit last week. The call to #EndSARS was ultimately met and protesters seem determined to stay on the streets to hold power to account. Kingsley Amaechi would like to join the protests taking place in Nigeria but he can hardly move. The taxi …

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#EndSars protest: Nigeria has no president – Farooq Kperogi

14 October 2020 I've said many times Nigeria has no president. You have an insentient, breathing mannequin in Aso Rock masquerading as "president." It was Sanwo-Olu who briefed Buhari on what d IGP would do on #EndSARSProtest. Buhari has no clue what's going on. He isn't even aware he's alive😥 pic.twitter.com/CFGm2NShsN— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) October 13, 2020 Follow @naijiant

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