COVID19: Nigeria security kills imposing restricitons

Security personnel in Nigeria have killed at least 18 people enforcing restrictions introduced to stop the spread of coronavirus, ThisDay reported, citing a report by the National Human Rights Commission. (Image: illustration)

Nigerian security agents have killed people in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus, a figure higher than the documented toll inflicted by the disease, the country’s human rights group said.

Africa’s most populous nation (200M) has imposed a total lockdown in city Lagos and the capital Abuja and set restrictions in other regions in a bid to contain the virus.

According to official figures, in Nigeria 407 infection cases have been established, and among them 12 resulted in deaths of the patients.

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