Yesterday, Nigerian soldiers opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters in the wealthy Lekki suburb of Lagos on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, no fewer than 50 protesters were injured in the sporadic shooting.
The shooting came hours after the governor of Lagos state announced a 24-hour curfew following a hijack of the continuing peaceful protest against police brutality in the country.
Speaking about the sad incident, Eyewitnesses revealed that the armed soldiers were seen barricading the #EndSARS protest site moments before the shooting began.
The CCTV and then light from the screen was disabled on instruction from an unknown authority.
It is not yet clear how many people were injured or killed, but social media footage streamed live from the scene shows protesters attending to the wounded.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Amnesty International Nigeria said it had “received credible but disturbing evidence of excessive use of force occasioning deaths of protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos”.
“People were killed at the tollgate by security forces… we are working on verifying how many.” Amnesty International spokesman Isa Sanusi said.
The Nigerian authorities have not yet commented.