Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian authorities of protecting up these liable for the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Alausa and Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State in October 2020.
The NGO made this allegations in a press release issued 100 days after the Lekki Toll Gate shooting that resulted within the loss of life of no fewer than 12 protesters.
Amnesty International stated that as an alternative of the federal government bringing suspected perpetrators of the Lekki shooting to justice they’ve subjected supporters of the protest to intimidation.
Amnesty International famous that the violent dispersal of serene protesters have forged a shadow over Nigerian society that lingers to at the present time.
The NGO highlighted that because the assault, authorities solely focused supporters of the protest noting that some protesters have had their financial institution accounts frozen.
Amnesty International’s Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, within the assertion, demanded justice for victims of the shootings.
“Instead of bringing suspected perpetrators of #Lekki shooting to justice and prioritizing real police reforms, Nigerian authorities have been abusing their powers by subjecting those that supported the protests to intimidation, harassment and smear campaigns.
“The bloody occasions of 20 October 2020, when Nigerian safety forces killed at the least 12 individuals through the violent dispersal of serene #EndSARS protesters at Lekki and Alausa, have forged a shadow over Nigerian society that lingers to at the present time.
“Since the assault by safety forces, which killed at the least 12 individuals, Nigerian authorities have focused supporters of the protests towards police brutality by the disbanded SARS. Some of the motion’s supporters have had their financial institution accounts frozen.
“Nigerian authorities didn’t convey to justice these suspected to be liable for the brutal crackdown by safety forces on serene #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos in October 2020 and have overtly tried to cowl up the violence.
Amnesty International has known as on the Nigerian authorities to droop accused officers, pending investigations, and to make sure that victims entry justice and efficient cures.