American government reacts to Lagos Endsars Panel Report

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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The United States of America on Tuesday reacted to the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Endsars protests calling on both Lagos State and Federal Governments to take suitable measures against members of the security forces who were allegedly committed serious abuses against protesters on October 20,2020.

The Justice Okuwobi panel submitted its report on Monday and confirmed that protesters were actually massacred by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, and policemen.

The American government in a statement said it awaits the reactions of the government to the report but subtly in diplomatic language stated what it expects from the Nigerian government.

The release stated thus:

“The United States welcomes the conclusion of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry with the transmission of its final report.  We look forward to the Lagos State government’s response as part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020;

Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces, and we look forward to the Lagos State and federal governments taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.”

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