Protests Turn Deadly in Lagos, Nigeria
On Tuesday, protests against police brutality in Lagos turned deadly when soldiers opened fire on protesters.
Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been ongoing for nearly two weeks. SARS has been criticized for its abuse of power which has led to police brutality, kidnapping, extortion and harassment. SARS was officially disbanded on Oct. 11 and a new police unit is being trained to replace it. On Tuesday, the state governor imposed a 24-hour curfew to try and curtail the protests.
One soldier, who contacted NewsPura directly, said they were ordered to start shooting and killing Nigerian citizens by the country's leadership.
Several witnesses said the Nigerian Army pulled up and opened fire on the protesters.
The state government has ordered an investigation into the tragedy.
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