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Nigeria: Police station set ablaze as protests lead to Lagos curfew00:41

Nigeria: Police station set ablaze as protests lead to Lagos curfew

Nigeria, Lagos
October 20, 2020 at 20:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of people set fire to a police station in Lagos on Tuesday allegedly after an officer was said to have shot and killed a resident of the area.

Footage shows Orile Iganmu police station on fire.

The group, believed to be violent protesters taking part in the peaceful #EndSARS protests are believed to have started the mayhem causing the protesters to flee in fear for their safety.

The government of Lagos has now imposed a curfew. Anti-riot police have been deployed nation-wide.

The #EndSARS protests are a social and political movement of mass demonstrations across Nigeria against police brutality, killings, extortion and harassment which began in 2017.

Mandatory credit: Bernard Bassey

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A group of people set fire to a police station in Lagos on Tuesday allegedly after an officer was said to have shot and killed a resident of the area.

Footage shows Orile Iganmu police station on fire.

The group, believed to be violent protesters taking part in the peaceful #EndSARS protests are believed to have started the mayhem causing the protesters to flee in fear for their safety.

The government of Lagos has now imposed a curfew. Anti-riot police have been deployed nation-wide.

The #EndSARS protests are a social and political movement of mass demonstrations across Nigeria against police brutality, killings, extortion and harassment which began in 2017.

Mandatory credit: Bernard Bassey

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