BREAKING: Following CNN investigation on Nigeria’s anti-brutality protest, we urge President Buhari to publicly support the call for a UN commission of inquiry to probe what exactly happened in Lekki shooting, attacks on #EndSARS peaceful protesters, looting, etc in Nigeria.
Young Nigerians Came to Protest Police Brutality. Then the Shooting Started.
Here’s our @WSJ reconstruction of the military attack on #EndSARS protesters on Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday: what we know, and what questions still need to be answered. THREAD
#Nigeria military shooting #EndSARS protesters in Lekki — one of few thriving hubs for middle class — signals the government not only doesn’t care for “middle class” democratic and economic aspirations/struggles but actively sees them as a threat
And now this shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki. I sincerely hope it is not, but the symbolism tonight is of a government brutally signalling an end to the aspirations that democracy, globalisation and the internet promised Nigerians.
BREAKING: We condemn reports that security agents are shooting at #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki gate, Lagos. This must stop immediately.
Nigerian authorities have a duty to protect the rights to life, dignity, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly of everyone.