LekkiShootings: UN human rights experts demand Nigeria investigate shooting of peaceful protestors by soldiers

GENEVA (3 November 2020) – The Nigerian government must set up a credible, independent inquiry into the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, UN human rights experts* said today. “Since 2005, UN Special Rapporteurs have repeatedly raised the issue of police killings and impunity with the Nigerian government,” the experts said. “We have had 15 years of government promises, but nothing has changed. “Governments come and go, but police brutality is as intractable as ever. Nigerians need justice.” Excessive use of force during peaceful assemblies…

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