The Nigerian Human Rights Commission NHRC has condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters by soldiers.

The NHRC’s Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, said his agency is “shocked at the use of live bullets against peaceful protesters as happened Tuesday in Lagos and other parts of the country where the state Government has imposes 24 hours curfew.

Ojukwu spoke in Abuja on Wednesday while inaugurating the Independent Investigation Panel IIP set up by the NHRC to probe allegations of rights abuses and other unethical conduct by members of the Nigeria Police Force. Chairman of the panel, retired Justice Suleiman Galadima said his panel would go about its mandate with utmost diligence and commitment

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