One person has been killed in the ongoing protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings in the Surulere area of Lagos State.
The victim was hit by a stray bullet after the police officers reportedly shot indiscriminately to disperse the protesters in Surulere.
Efforts by the medical team at the scene of the protest to resuscitate him proved abortive. Some other protesters were hit by gunshots.
Although the police are yet to confirm the incident, numerous videos have emerged showing sporadic shootings with the protesters scampering for safety.
The protesters have earlier blocked the entrances of the Murtala Muhammed Airport and National Stadium Surulere in a bid to express their grievances against police brutality.
They also blocked the Murtala Muhammed Access Plaza displaying placards with various inscriptions, thereby causing obstruction of movement and delayed vehicles from accessing the airport.
Is anyone documenting all the people dying so far from the protests? Is there a public DB where those who reportedly died during these protests is recorded? Should they die in vain?
— Uche Aniche (@Havilah2) October 12, 2020