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Lagos Govt Suspends Planned Mass Burial For EndSARS Victims

The Lagos State Government has suspended its planned mass burial of the 103 corpses recovered…

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Babajide Sanwo Olu
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has suspended its planned mass burial of the 103 corpses recovered in the wake of the October 2020 EndSARS protest.

VerseNews reports that this decision comes after controversy and demands from human rights organizations to suspend the mass burial.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed that the suspension is to allow people more time to identify their relatives among the corpses.

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The government aims to conform to global best practices in carrying out the mass burial.

The government initially faced criticism and calls for transparency, including conducting coroner inquests and autopsies on the EndSARS victims.

However, the burial will proceed after the identification process has been given ample time.

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