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‘One soldier kept dancing while he shot and later vultures circled’

Witnesses to Lagos protest say soldiers and police shot protesters, but the army denies this and the police are mum

Libby George

Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters at a demonstration in Lagos last month, trucking away the bodies, said written witness testimonies submitted to a judicial panel on Saturday, which were contradicted by an army general.

“The soldiers kept shooting at random and I saw people falling to the ground, injured or lifeless,” said Dabiraoluwa Ayuku in her testimony.

Her account was one of three seen by Reuters, and submitted to the Lagos panel investigating allegations that the army and police opened fire on and killed people protesting at the city’s Lekki Toll Gate against police brutality...

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