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Africa News of Wednesday, 21 October 2020


Lekki Shootings: Government is sponsoring terrorism - Protesters claim

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A number of protesters who converged at the forecourt of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana have accused the Buhari-led administration of sponsoring terrorism.

This comes after the massacre at Lekki toll gate on Monday, October 20 left 12 protesters dead and several others injured.

“Let it be on record that the Nigerian government is sponsoring and supporting terrorism. At this point, some of my friends were at the rally yesterday and I am calling them today, they can't even pick. I don't know whether they are alive or not. They are killing our brothers and sisters who are peaceful protesters we want the world to know,” he told correspondent in Accra.

Meanwhile, PMNews Nigeria reports there was sporadic shooting by military operatives who attempted to disperse market women in Benin, Edo State on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Oregbeni Market, located at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill, in Benin.

It was gathered that the soldiers who had earlier arrived in three Hilux van, with a megaphone, warned the market women to vacate the market, reminding them that the 24-hour curfew was still in force.

“I was trekking down from Ring Road when we ran into the soldiers at Ramat Park shooting to disperse the traders,” an eye witness said.

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