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Friday, August 12, 2022

#EndSARS: FG to award N289 million compensation to 75 more victims

The Nigerian Government has announced that 75 more victims who petitioned following the EndSARS protests, will receive a compensation of N289 million by the end of the month.

This follows the Independent Investigative Panel (IIP-SARS) set up by the Nigerian Human Rights Commission after the protests.

The petitions covered cases of police brutality toward Nigerians which led to a 2-week protest which ended with the Lekki Massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate on the 20th of October 2020.

The FG disclosed that following the EndSARS protests, “the Independent Investigative Panel (IIP-SARS) set up by Nigerian Human Rights Commission, received 279 petitions from 29 States.

“Upon conclusion of deliberations the Nigerian Government, a compensation of over N146 million to 26 petitioners in Dec 2021 was made”.

They also added that another batch of 75 petitioners (who petitioned following the 2020 anti-SARS protests) will be paid N289 million in awarded compensation at the end of August 2022.


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