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ECOWAS urges Nigerian security forces to 'exercise restraint' in handling protests: statement

LAGOS (Reuters) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Wednesday urged Nigerian security forces to “exercise restraint” in handling protests and to act professionally.

There have been near-daily protests over police brutality across Nigeria for nearly two weeks. Soldiers shot at protesters in the Lekki district of Lagos on Tuesday evening, witnesses said.

Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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