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#EndSARS: UN reacts to Lekki Toll Gate massacre

The United Nations on Wednesday lend its voice to condemn the attack by Nigerian Soldiers on #EndSARS protesters as Secretary-General, António Guterres demand for investigations into the killings and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Guterres in a statement said the world body is following developments in the country also called for an end to police brutality and attack on #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria.

Guterres expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

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 October 20 in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.

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 global body encouraged the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation and reiterated its readiness to support national efforts towards finding a solution.

 

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