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Former US Secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has asked Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s army to stop killing protesters.

In a statement on twitter, Clinton called “on President Buhari and the Nigerian army to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters.

Her statement comes amid reports of soldiers shooting peaceful and unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State.

There have been reports of many deaths and several others sustaining injuries in an incident that has sparked outrage on Tuesday.

The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had declared a 24-hour curfew following alleged violence that greeted the #EndSARS protest in the state.

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Some of the protesters however claimed that the timing was short and refused to vacate the protest ground.

Some protesters told journalists that they were sitting on the floor when soldiers began to shoot.

In statement The Lagos State Government said it “has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”

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[Video]: Nigerian soldiers shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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