56 killed in Nigeria as unrest continues
Published: 05:44 PM, 23 October 2020
At least 56 people have died in Nigeria since protests against police brutality started on 8 October, with 38 killed across the country on Tuesday alone, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Nigeria's President Buhari called on #EndSARS protesters to stop demonstrating and engage with the government on Thursday as the weeks-long unrest continued to escalate, Deutsche Welle reported.
Amnesty International reported Nigeria's security forces killed at least 12 protesters in Lagos on Tuesday.. Nigerian military denied shooting unarmed protesters.
Adukeo Ogundiya, a 22-year-old staying at a hotel opposite the Ikoyi correctional facility, said she saw fire and smoke coming out of the prison.
"I saw people jumping out and the fire is getting really crazy, everywhere the clouds were dark," she told CNN. "Then for [sic] next 30 minutes there were [sic] shooting, they opened fire, just shooting."
According to DW The city of 20 million is under a round-the-clock curfew imposed after nearly two weeks of protests against police brutality — the West African nation's biggest wave of unrest since the end of military rule in 1999.