The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had earlier on Tuesday, insisted that only one person among the protesters had died, following the shootings at the Lekki toll gate Lagos state yesterday night.
Osai Ojigho, who is the Nigeria Director of Amnesty International, said: “Opening fire on peaceful protesters is a blatant violation of people’s rights to life, dignity, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
“Soldiers had one intention – to kill without consequences.”
The statement added that CCTV cameras at the Lekki toll gate were removed by “government officials and the electricity cut off – a clear attempt to hide the evidence.”
“As in previous cases documented by Amnesty International, some of those killed and injured at both grounds were allegedly taken away by the military.
“These shootings amount to extrajudicial executions. There must be an immediate investigation, and suspected perpetrators must be held accountable through fair trials. Authorities must ensure access to justice and effective remedies for the victims and their families,” Ojigho added.
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