Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian government of covering up those responsible for the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos State in October 2020.
The organisation made the accusation in a press statement issued 100 days after the incident that resulted in the deaths of some protesters.
AI’s Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, in the statement, also demanded justice for victims of the shootings.
Though the government had denied mass killings during the incidents, Amnesty insisted that 12 persons were killed.
The PUNCH reports that soldiers had opened fire on the #EndSARS protesters who converged on Lekki tollgate to demand an end to police brutality and bad governance.After several denials, the Nigerian Army later confirmed that soldiers were deployed to the scene as requested by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. (Punch)