Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said 69 people have been killed in the End SARS protests against police brutality that have rocked the country.
The deaths were mainly civilians but include police officers and soldiers.
BBC reports that the president announced the toll in an emergency meeting with former Nigerian leaders aimed at finding ways to end the unrest
The Feminist Coalition, a group that has been key in organising the demonstrations has now urged people to stay at home.
It also advised people to follow any curfews in place in their states.
The protests have drastically subsided but an uneasy calm remains in several cities.