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There have been reports of shooting at the location of an #EndSARS  protest in Lekki, a wealthy suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. A number of people are reported killed and injured.

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THREAD In July 2018, a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. 2 women & 2 young children are led away by a group of soldiers. They are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times. #BBCAfricaEye  investigated this atrocity. This is what we found...

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Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that police have been using tear gas at today's #EndSARS  protest in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

The Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission warns media houses not to "embarrass government" as #EndSARS  protests lead to deaths. #BBCAfricaLive 

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"We were sitting on the ground singing the national anthem, most of us had flags in our hands and we raised it up. They opened fire at us ... it became total chaos." Eyewitnesses of the #Lekkitollgate  #EndSARS  protest talk about Tuesday night's shooting:

Police chief Mohammed Adamu announced that Swat would now carry out the duties of SARS - but protestors want to see a full reform of the police, and many are using #EndSwat  to oppose the new unit

How Nigerian activists and influencers managed to get the world to pay attention to the #EndSars  campaign

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