A file photograph of #EndSARS protesters.
The United States Government has stated that info on the variety of fatalities recorded throughout the #ENDSARS protests in Lekki Tollgate final yr, isn’t out there.
According to the US Department of State’s 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, “Accurate information on fatalities resulting from the shooting was not available at year’s end”.
The communique famous that on October 20, 2020, members of the safety forces enforced curfew by firing pictures into the air to disperse protesters, who had gathered on the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos to protest abusive practices by the Nigerian Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Amnesty International had reported that 10 individuals died throughout the occasion, however the authorities disputed Amnesty’s report, and no different group was in a position to confirm the declare.
The authorities reported two deaths related to the occasion.
In its assertion, the US authorities stated one physique from the toll gate confirmed indicators of blunt power trauma whereas a second physique from one other location in Lagos State had bullet wounds. The authorities acknowledged that troopers armed with dwell ammunition had been current on the Lekki Toll Gate,
At yr’s finish, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution continued to listen to testimony and examine the capturing at Lekki Toll Gate.
Below is the complete assertion by the US Govt concerning the tragic occasion which befell on October 20, 2020.
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