Multiple Buildings such as TVC, owned by past governor of Lagos State, Bolaji Tinubu and the family home of present governor have been set aflame and there are reports of gunfire in Nigeria’s biggest city after demonstrators were shot at a protest allegedly by the Nigerian army.
There have been reports of more deaths across the country as the police and military continue to clash with protesting civilians.
Nigeria’s army dismissed the reports as “fake news” in a post on Twitter.
In a statement, Amnesty International Nigeria said at least 12 protesters were killed in Lagos on Tuesday.
Evidence from hospital records and witnesses showed “the Nigerian military opened fire on thousands of people who were peacefully calling for good governance and an end to police brutality” at Lekki toll gate, the organisation said.
Apart from the shooting in Lekki, at least two people were killed and one “critically injured” in the Alausa district by “a team of soldiers and policemen” at about 8pm, the group added.
“Soldiers clearly had one intention – to kill without consequences,” said Osai Ojigho, Amnesty International Nigeria country director.