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Nigeria’s “bloodless, bodyless massacre” still unanswered

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protests in Lekki

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The largest protests in decades took place in Nigeria in 2020, when thousands of young people took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality.

But on October 20, the Nigerian army opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll station in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest and most populous city.

Even though the shooting was filmed on mobile phones and even streamed live on Instagram, the military denies that it happened and says it was ‘fake news’.

The government has called it “a massacre without blood or bodies.”

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