Nigeria president calls for calm amid reports of protesters shot dead in Lagos

Nigeria president calls for calm amid reports of protesters shot dead in LagosOctober 21, 2020

Demonstrators against police brutality reportedly killed after security forces opened fire

Sporadic shooting has been reported in Lagos as the president of Nigeria appealed for calm hours after security forces opened fire on protesters against police brutality in the centre of the city.

Muhammadu Buhari did not directly address the shootings, but called on Nigerians to be patient as police reforms “gather pace”. On Tuesday night, Nigerian security forces fired at hundreds of people gathered at a key protest site, killing at least seven, according to witnesses, with more injured.

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