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#EndSARS, Another Massacre of Protestors in Nigeria. At Least 56 Protestors Killed to Date

Another massacre took place on Tuesday 20 October in two locations in Lagos, Alausa and Lekki, killing more demonstrators in the protests against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) brutality that have been taking place across Nigeria for weeks. SARS is the most violent department in the country’s police force.

Between 7 and 8 o’clock in the evening, police opened fire against thousands of peaceful protesters without warning, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens.

Before the massacre, closed circuit cameras in Lekki, where protesters have been holding a sit-in for two weeks, were disactivated and the electricity was cut off.

In addition to these clear attempts to hide evidence, police officers immediately carried off the dead and wounded.

Since 8 October, when the #EndSARS protests began, at least 56 protesters have been killed.

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