Amnesty International has gathered clear evidence that the security forces opened fire, shot and injured several people on 12 October, however the governor of Rivers State told Amnesty International that “there was no firing, no shooting and no-one was killed or injured on the day. In fact, nothing happened at all.”
“The excessive use of force seen in the Bundu shooting is just one of many examples of the brutality with which the police and army operate throughout Nigeria,” said Lucy Freeman, Amnesty International’s Nigeria researcher. “But few officers are held accountable and in most cases no investigation is carried out.”
This video features an interview with Linus Johns, a 20 year old man who was shot in his home during these events. He can no longer work to support his elderly parents due to the injuries he sustained.