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Security forces enforcing #Covid19 Lockdown Kill More Nigerians than the virus

Security forces enforcing #Covid19 Lockdown Kill More Nigerians than the virus

Nigerian security forces enforcing #covid19 lockdown in parts of the country have killed 18 Nigerians since march 30, more than the coronavirus which has a record of 12 deaths.

The killings are documented by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) who said they receive information from members of the public who rang their hotline or sent in videos.

In its report about Nigeria’s coronavirus lockdown period, the NHRC, a government agency, said it had found “8 separate incidents of extrajudicial killings leading to 18 deaths”.

In total the group said it received more than 100 complaints across 24 of Nigeria’s 36 states – including Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. Those three parts of the country this week had their two-week lock down extended.

Other areas have set a variety of restrictions, which have seen the police and army called out to enforce them.

Nigerian security forces are yet to responded to the NHRC’s report.

There have been 407 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in Nigeria, while 128 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

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