The United nations through its secretary General seems to have waded into the situation in Nigeria calling for an end in all forms of brutalities and several abuse of power.
In a statement released in its verified twitter handle and obtained by @iykeman the apex international body also calls for peace and expresses condolences to the families that are in bereavement owing to different fatalities recorded during the ongoing #EndSars Protest which had taken a different dimensions leading to several loss of life and properties in torns of several millions of Naira.
The statement read as follows, “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.”
We had earlier reported that the Lagos State Government including several states have slammed 24hrs curfew in their various states in a move seen as precautionary to avoid further loss of lives and properties.
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