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Soldiers open fire in Nigeria and draw attention to weeks of protests around the world

Nigeria saw scenes of violence and chaos as the protests calling for an end to police brutality continued overnight and through Wednesday, despite a 24-hour curfew and multiple eyewitness accounts from soldiers opening fire on protesters. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Wednesday that a person died after a shooting in the upscale suburb of Lekki on Tuesday at a hospital …

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Protesters in Nigeria break curfew amid gunfire and chaos in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Nigerian protesters calling for an end to police brutality are defying a curfew when gunfire was fired on Wednesday, the day after gunshots were fired at a crowd of protesters singing the country’s national anthem. This troubling turn caused worldwide outrage. It is not clear whether protesters were killed in the shots on Tuesday evening at …

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Nigeria protests: eyewitnesses say security forces shot protesters

Protesters have participated in daily protests across the country for nearly two weeks over widespread allegations of kidnapping, harassment and extortion by a police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). On Tuesday, the state governor imposed a 24-hour curfew and dispatched riot police to the city. A witness to the protests, Akinbosola Ogunsanya, said the shooting began after the …

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Lagos: 24-hour curfew on protests against police brutality in Nigeria

“Dear Lagosians, I was shocked to see what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that threatens the well-being of our society,” wrote Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a tweet at 4:00 pm announced (local time) curfew for 24 hours. Protesters have participated in daily protests across the country for nearly two weeks over widespread allegations of kidnapping, …

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In Nigeria, #ENDSars protests against police brutality and 10 people die, according to Amnesty International

“The excessive use of force by police in response to the protests shows that the Nigerian security forces have long disregarded the right to life,” Amnesty said. The agency said excessive use of force “for no legitimate reason is a crime under international law.” “Amnesty International therefore calls for an urgent review of the use of force and firearms by …

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Protests against Nigeria End Sars: Kanye West and other stars speak out against the brutality of the police

“I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end the police brutality. The government must respond to people’s cries #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria,” West tweeted Monday. Celebrities like singer Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson), former professional soccer player Rio Ferdinand and Star Wars actor John Boyega also support those protesting against the disbandment of a controversial police force in the …

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In Nigeria, protesters are calling on leaders to stop the police from robbing them

Similar stories have surfaced on social media in recent days as thousands of protesters filled the streets in several Nigerian cities calling on the leaders of Africa’s most populous nation to disband the squad that routinely commits the kind of crimes it is supposed to thwart. Human rights activists have fought SARS for years, but violent videos surfaced online this …

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How a grandmother from Nigeria ended up in Beyoncé’s new visual album

The 69-year-old Nigerian grandmother appeared in two music videos in Beyoncés’s highly anticipated album “Black Is King”, which premiered on Friday at Disney +. The album is based on the singer’s soundtrack album “The Lion King: The Gift”, which was created for the remake of the original Disney film “The Lion King” from 2019. In a video about the album’s …

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Rare cross river gorillas in Nigeria spotted on camera

The Cross River Gorillas were spotted in the dense Mbe Mountains in the state of Cross River with a camera set up by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The subspecies is threatened with extinction and according to the International Union for Nature Conservation, only about 300 people lived in the mountains in Nigeria and Cameroon. The gorillas avoid humans and their …

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Gorillas in Nigeria: the rarest ape in the world with babies

Image rights WCS Image description It is known that only 300 Cross River Gorillas live in the wild For the first time in years, photos have been published showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say. It is known that only 300 Cross River Gorillas live in the wild, making them the most endangered …

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