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Amnesty International Issues Order To Lagos Govt On Planned Mass Burial For 103 #EndSARS Victims


Amnesty International Issues Order To Lagos Govt On Planned Mass Burial For 103 #EndSARS Victims

Amnesty International has demanded that the Lagos state government puts on hold, it’s proposed mass burial for 103 #EndSARS protest victims.

ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER had reported that in a leaked memo addressed to the Lagos state Ministry of Health by the state’s procurement agency, N61,285,000 million was approved for the said mass burial.


However, the state government said that the 103 corpses were picked from different areas of the state, insisting that nobody died at the Lekki toll gate during the protest and as such, no corpse was picked from that area.

Reacting to the proposes mass burial on Monday, the Director of Information, Amnesty International, Isa Sanusi, called for an independent investigation into the matter, an autopsy carried out on the corpses and their identities made public.

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“The Nigerian authorities must urgently halt their plans to carry out a secret mass burial of #EndSARS victims and instead carry out a thorough and independent investigation into the killings and ensure that those suspected to be responsible are brought to justice in fair trials.


“They must also carry out transparent coroner inquests and autopsies on the 103 #EndSARS victims and publish their identities and the circumstances of their deaths.

“It is appalling that the Lagos state government has not even mentioned that it has held the bodies of 103 #EndSARS victims in its custody since October 2020.”

“The Nigerian authorities must also ensure that victims and their families are provided with access to justice and effective remedies, including adequate compensation,” the statement read in parts.

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