Last night security forces in Lagos, Nigeria opened fire on a crowd of hundreds of people protesting police brutality, killing at least 12 and wounding many more, according to The Premium Times newspaper.
Hundreds of demonstrators were gathered outside a key protest location in the district of Lekki, in the nation’s capital, in defiance of a 24-hour curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu that was brought in to try and stop the protests.
Videos circulating on social media appear to show live rounds being shot into the crowd by Logas security forces. Parts of the incident were live-streamed on instagram by DJ Switch, a popular DJ, whose video showed people attending to a man on the ground with a bullet wound as others pleaded for help. However, the Nigerian army has said on Twitter that all reports of their involvement were “fake news”.