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June 12: End attacks on peaceful protesters, Amnesty tells FG

Amnesty International, a civil society organization, has called on the Nigerian government to stop attacking peaceful protestors.

In a statement released on Saturday, the group stated that it had received allegations of attacks on protestors.

The statement read, “Amnesty International has been receiving disturbing reports of attacks on peaceful protesters in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan.

“Some protesters have also been arrested while others were injured.

“We again call on the Nigerian authorities to respect human rights and end attacks on peaceful protesters.”

Nigerians across the country and even overseas embarked on a June 12 Democracy Day on Saturday to demand an end to bad governance and insecurity, amongst other things.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that operatives of the Nigeria Police Force tear-gassed protesters in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory.

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