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Nigeria's president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration shooting

23 Oct 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled to enforce a curfew imposed to contain anger over a crackdown on anti-police protesters. | Video

Fires burn in Lagos after Nigerian soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

22 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians by security forces. | Video

Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters, at least two hit - witnesses

21 Oct 2020

LAGOS Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, and at least two people were shot, four witnesses told Reuters.

Lagos imposes indefinite curfew to curb Nigeria protests, police deploy anti-riot squad

20 Oct 2020

LAGOS Authorities on Tuesday imposed a round-the-clock curfew on the Nigerian state of Lagos - including Africa's biggest city - in response to protests against alleged police brutality which they said had turned violent.

With Instagram, hashtags and bitcoin, young Nigerians boost anti-police protests

19 Oct 2020

LAGOS Ozioma Egemasi says Nigerian police slapped, whipped and struck him with the butt of a pistol when he refused to pay them a bribe. Then he heard them discuss whether to kill him. | Video

Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country

17 Oct 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to recent widespread demonstrations against alleged police brutality.

Protesters march on Nigerian parliament after army threatens to step in

15 Oct 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA Hundreds of protesters marched to the gates of Nigeria's parliament on Thursday, hours after the army said it was ready to step in and restore order after more than a week of demonstrations against police brutality.

More Nigerian protests against police brutality as reforms fail to convince

14 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality returned to the streets on Wednesday, saying they were unconvinced by the creation of a new police unit and a pledge not to use violence against demonstrators.

Nigeria's police disbands controversial anti-robbery Squad after protests

12 Oct 2020

LAGOS The head of Nigeria's police dissolved its Special Anti-Robbery Squad with immediate effect on Sunday, a police statement said, prompted by days of protests across the country against alleged brutality by the controversial unit. | Video

Blasphemy convictions spark Nigerian debate over sharia law

03 Oct 2020

((This Oct 2 story corrects spelling to Alapinni, paragraphs 6 and 8)) | Video

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