Nigeria Launches Inquiry into Shooting of #EndSARS Protesters

A judicial panel that was established to investigate police brutality and the recent shooting deaths of unarmed protesters by soldiers in Lagos, has convened for the first time, as public demands for accountability grow. The panel will oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported cases. The #EndSARS protests that drew international attention, was called to ensure sweeping police reforms. Unrest that followed, prompted several state governors to impose around-the-clock curfews. According to human rights group Amnesty International, at least 56 people have been killed and hundreds injured since the protests began.

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Protesters at an #EndSARS protest in Lagos in mid-October, 2020.

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