Nigeria's Osinbajo Promises Justice for #EndSARS Protest Victims

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed his condolences and promised justice for the victims who were shot by Nigerian Security Forces during a protest at the Lekki toll plaza. Osinbajo, in a series of tweets, said he had reached out to those in hospital and prayed that this would not happen again. Human rights group Amnesty International has said at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in two locations in the city, although the army dismissed the reports as "fake news". At least 56 people died across the country since the start of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality, with 38 of them killed in the government crackdown, Amnesty added. The demonstrations, organized under the name #EndSARS, have since mushroomed into broader protests against corrupt governance, and the demand for sweeping police reforms. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has been dissolved and replaced by the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

An #EndSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria


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