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#EndSARS: How a bloody night of bullets and brutality quashed a young protest movement – CNN

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‘They pointed their guns at us and started shooting’

By Stephanie Busari, Nima ElbagirGianluca Mezzofiore and Katie Polglase
Video by Barbara Arvanitidis, Muhammad Darwish and Oscar Featherstone

Editor’s Note: “This story contains graphic imagery of injury and death. The full names of some interviewees and the identities of others have been withheld for their safety.

Sometime after midnight on October 21, Elisha Sunday Ibanga answered a phone call from his older brother’s number.
The person on the other end of the line — a stranger — broke the news that Ibanga’s brother, Victor, had been shot dead at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos, Nigeria, where he had been peacefully protesting against police brutality earlier that night.
“The person told me that the police took his body away,” Ibanga, 24, told CNN.
An eyewitness to Victor Sunday Ibanga’s death told CNN the 27-year-old entrepreneur was shot in the head during the protest.
CNN has obtained and geolocated a photograph of Victor’s body lying in a pool of blood and wrapped in the white and green of the Nigerian standard — one of the same flags gripped by fellow protesters earlier in the evening as they sang the country’s national anthem. Ibanga confirmed the photograph is of his brother
The body of Victor Sunday Ibanga is pictured in a pool of blood.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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