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Incident on 30 May 2016 Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Abraka road/Nnebisi junction

Country: Nigeria

Violation types: Extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings

Perpetrator classifications: Police

Location


This incident took place in Abraka road/Nnebisi junction, Nigeria

Description


According to Amnesty International: "In Asaba (Delta State), on the other side of the river Niger, the army, police and navy were also patrolling the streets on 30 May to prevent hundreds of IPOB members and supporters from crossing the bridge to Onitsha to attend the Remembrance Day rally. Eyewitnesses said that the military and police told the protesters to disperse, but when they refused, they started shooting. Amnesty International received reports of at least three different shooting incidents in Asaba that day. Amnesty International received a list with 29 names of people reportedly shot dead in Asaba that day, but was unable to verify the identities of the victims. The first incident happened at around 7am at Abraka road/Nnebisi junction, where approximately 200 people were assembled. According to eyewitnesses, the police blocked the road and initially shot tear gas. Without any warning, they subsequently shot live ammunition directly at the protesters, who then fled. Approximately six people were shot and at least one died."