Human rights group, Amnesty International accused the Nigerian government on Thursday of attempting to cover up the killing of a dozen citizens during peaceful protests in Lagos last October.
Demonstrations in Nigeria began against police abuse, quickly spiraling into broader calls for reform.
But they ended weeks later when security forces shot at demonstrators in Lagos – killing at least 12 people, according to the rights group.
The army denied using live rounds but the government promised to disband the much-hated police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which had been the main target of protests over brutality.
Abdullahi Hassan reports.