Since the powerful #EndSARS protest, Nigerian authorities have failed to investigate the killing of at least 56 people by the army and police. Many of those arrested for participating in the protest are locked up in jails while several others face trumped-up charges. Take action now to demand justice for those who died standing against police violence in Nigeria.
Government authorities have disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and launched investigations into SARS abuses. On 30 November 2020, a state judicial panel set up to probe human rights abuses by SARS including the killing of protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos on 20 October 2020 released its report. The report which listed 48 names as those who were casualties of the Lekki incident of 20 October 2020 generated controversies as the authorities faulted the findings.
On 20 October, between 6:45 pm and 9:00 pm, the Nigerian army and police reportedly killed at least 12 peaceful protesters and left several injured in Lekki and Alausa in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. The security forces, without warning, opened fire on thousands of people who were peacefully calling for good governance and an end to police violence as part of the #EndSARS movement.
Send an email to President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney General Abubakar Malami to demand justice for victims of #EndSARS protests’ violent repression.
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