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Vol 61 No 22

Published 5th November 2020


Generals tighten their grip

Determined to use the #EndSARS protests for their own ends, the securocrats have reasserted their role at the heart of government

The Nigerian army's version of the shootings during the October protests was spelled out at a bizarre press conference in Abuja on 2 November by Attorney General Abubakar Malami, who said it was 'pre-emptive' to suggest that anyone had been shot at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. Accounts and video of that confrontation on 20 October relayed around the world on social media are at the centre of a state tribunal hearing allegations of abuses by security forces.

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