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#EndSARS: UN asks FG to investigate Lekki killings, prosecute perpetrators ‎

 

The United Nations has asked the Federal Government to investigate the attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos State.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in a statement, also demanded the prosecution of those involved in the attack, where soldiers fired bullets at unarmed protesters. ‎

Guterres, in the ‎statement signed by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, ‎noted that the UN is abreast the situation while calling on the government to bring the unrest to a stop.

The statement read, ‎”The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.

“He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries. He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

“He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.

‘The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.

“The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.”‎

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