Killers of #EndSARS Protesters Must Be Held To Account

PRESS STATEMENT October 21, 2020 We, the undersigned coalition of civil society organisations, are deeply shocked by the killing of peaceful protesters across Nigeria yesterday. The attempt to fight for justice over police brutality has again revealed the brutal nature of the Nigerian state. At the last count, not less than 40 Nigerians have lost …

FACT-CHECK: SSS Operatives Did Not Arrest Kano Protesters

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Saturday, October 17, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report claiming that the State Security Services (SSS) in Kano state arrested some Nigerians protesting the insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria. The report published on Punch newspaper, the Cable and Inside Arewa News claimed …

#RevolutionNow Protest: Clampdown on peaceful protesters wrong – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development condemns the attacks on, and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states of the country: Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies. Photographs, videos, and reports from the field corroborate that on 5th August 2020, unarmed protesters in Osun, Abuja, and …