Blinken in Nigeria after police brutality report

Blinken's trip to Nigeria came days after a leaked report said the Nigerian army had fired live rounds at peaceful protesters at a toll gate in Lagos in October 2020 and described the incident as a "massacre."

At a speech in Abuja, Blinken said, "We have to protect free and flourishing civil societies which give citizens a peaceful means to express grievances and to push for change."

Buhari, in the first official government comment on the substance of the damning report, has told Blinken that his administration would take a lead from state governments which commissioned the report.

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