Nigeria: Lagos state governor denied fatalities from army opening fire on protestors

22nd October 2020

While witnesses say there were at least two people killed, and other reports suggest five, Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied the report says there were no fatalities at Lekki suburbs on Tuesday night.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation and did not mention the incident as well, but have pleaded for understanding calmness in the country.

The authorities have imposed a 24-hours curfew cause the people have turned violent.

Thousands of Nigerians have demonstrated nationwide every day for nearly two weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that rights groups had for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders.

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