Tag Archives: Amnesty international

Lekki Shooting: Buhari, Buratai, Sanwo-Olu Have Questions To Answer

Casmir Igbokwe Throughout history, military involvement in civil protests has often turned out disastrous. Though the nature of the intervention of the Nigerian Army in the recent Lekki tollgate killings is still hazy, the prevarications by some major actors in the tragic drama call for serious interrogation. Like the infamous raid by soldiers on the legendary Fela Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic, which ...

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Soldiers Prevented Ambulances From Reaching Injured Protesters — Amnesty International

• Stop denials, admit errors, NBA tells FG The global rights group, Amnesty International, has collated and released a timeline of the killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos on October 20. The AI said its crisis response experts investigated and verified social media videos and photographs that confirmed the security forces were present at the ...

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SERAP Seeks Court Injunction To Stop Police From Harassing #EndSARS Protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu “over ongoing intimidation, harassment and attacks on peaceful protesters campaigning against police brutality and corruption across the country.” The suit followed widespread protests demanding reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Joined as Respondents in the suit are ...

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Buhari’s Hostility To Human Rights

By Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration appears more determined than ever to rely on repression as a means of responding to dissent and public criticism. Its record of failure to uphold human rights and the rule of law has been too consistent: empty promises, more excuses, ambivalence, intolerance, and state-sanctioned brutality. Last week, the administration yet again unleashed its ...

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