Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. According to Amnesty International, 10 people were killed and many others were injured that night.
Trigger-happy officers of the Nigeria Police struck again in Lagos. The victim this time was 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe who, sadly, died on 28 May 2020, two days after she was shot and an adult who thankfully survived. Police authorities say the officers behind the shooting and killing are already in custody and will be arraigned in court “if found culpable.”
Kenya's strict coronavirus curfew is blamed for the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of police and South Africa sends testing teams into townships in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Also, Ethiopia postpones its landmark August election due to the pandemic and Madagascar launches an emergency plan to help those forced to stop work.