UK Calls For Restraint As Security Agents Restore Law And Order In Nigeria

UK Calls For Restraint As Security Agents Restore Law And Order

The United Kingdom has called on security agents to exercise restraint as they restore law and order in the country.

The British High Commission in Nigeria made the call in a series of Twitter posts on Monday.

The British Commission again condemned the attack on protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State where eyewitnesses said soldiers opened fire on protesters around 7pm.

It tasked all Judicial Panels of Inquiry to work with relevant stakeholders to efficiently investigate the Lekki shootings as well as the wanton looting across Nigeria in the last one week.

The tweet read: “We remain concerned by acts of looting and violence in Nigeria and urge security services to use restraint as order is restored.

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“Working with all stakeholders, judicial panels of inquiry must investigate all incidents, including Lekki and ensure accountability for crimes. #EndPoliceBrutality”

It will be recalled that military men had opened live ammunition on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

The incident attracted global outrage with local and international civil rights organisations and personalities condemning the attack.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure justice for the peaceful protesters who lost their lives.


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