Amnesty International demands investigation of Lagos shootings, prosecution of perpetrators

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Amnesty International says that 12 #ENDSARS protesters were killed and hundreds of people injured on Tuesday by the army and police at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza and Alausa in Lagos.

The organization in a release made available to SummitNews further says that the perpetrators of the dastardly act dismantled the CCTV at Lekki to cover their heinous crime.

 The killings took place in Lekki and Alausa, where thousands were protesting police brutality as part of the #EndSars movement. 

It described the shootings as extra-judicial executions, and demanded for immediate investigation into the incident, and prosecution of the perpetrators.

According to the statement, evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, video footage and hospital reports “confirm that between 6:45pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday 20 October, the Nigerian military opened fire on thousands of people who were peacefully calling for good governance and an end to police brutality. 

“Witnesses at the Lekki protest grounds told Amnesty International that solders arrived at about 6:45pm local time on Tuesday evening, and opened fire on #EndSars protesters without warning.

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