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June 12: Amnesty urges FG to end attacks on peaceful protesters
 
From: 'Tunde Babalola
Sat, 12 Jun 2021   ||   Nigeria, Abuja
 

Saturday, 12th June 2021: Civil society organisation, Amnesty International, on Saturday called on the Federal Government to end attacks on peaceful protesters in Nigeria.

The group made this known in a statement on Saturday, stressing that it received reports of attacks on protesters.

The statement read, “Amnesty International has been receiving disturbing reports of attacks on peaceful protesters in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan.

“Some protesters have also been arrested while others were injured.

“We again call on the Nigerian authorities to respect human rights and end attacks on peaceful protesters.”

Nigerians across the country and even overseas embarked on a June 12 Democracy Day on Saturday to demand an end to bad governance and insecurity, amongst other things.

CEOAFRICA had earlier reported that operatives of the Nigeria Police Force tear-gassed protesters in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory while a journalist was molested in Mokola roundabout in Ibadan, Oyo state.

 

 

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