Amnesty International said in a report last week that Nigeria’s security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday night, killing 12 people calling for an end to police brutality. At least 56 people have died during two weeks of demonstrations against police violence, including 38 in one week, and hundreds more have been injured. Amnesty International received reports that before the shootings, all the CCTV cameras at the Lekki toll gate, where #EndSARS protesters had been peacefully camping out for over two weeks, were removed by government officials, and the electricity was cut. On Wednesday, gunfire rang out through the night and fires burned in Lagos after curfew, as violence extended into the night between law enforcement and demonstrators. Police forces fired into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators who were singing the country’s national anthem. The Nigerian government did not have any comments about Amnesty International's allegations. On Tuesday (October 22) the U.S. Department of State Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl met with the Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the capital of Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday to raise concerns about the police violence. Learn more from Amnesty here (vide0). Despite having the #1 economy in Africa, 70% of Nigerians live below the poverty line.