10.22.2020

#EndSARS: US Gives FG Serious Warning Over Lekki Shooting


According to the United states, They have warned the federal government of Nigeria over the excessive use of force against #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos.


it condemned the Nigerian military and asked those responsible to be held accountable.

The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a statement on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to hold those responsible accountable.

He said the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are essential human rights and core democratic principle.

Pompeo, therefore, admonished the security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights.

He also enjoined the demonstrators to remain peaceful.


According to him, He stated;

‘Ongoing protests in Nigeria’, read in part, “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.


“The right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are essential human rights and core democratic principles.


“We call on the security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights and for demonstrators to remain peaceful. We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families.”

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