Wednesday, February 1, 2023

United Nations UN Calls For End To Violent Attacks On Protesters

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The United Nations has called for an end to police brutality and attack on #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria, especially after men in Nigerian army uniforms attacked overnight, killing many.
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres said this in a statement he released today, noting that he is following the developments in the country. Recall that he had earlier condemned the killing of activists demanding police reforms in Lagos and other parts of the nation on Tuesday.
In his statement, Guterres called on the authorities to investigate the incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable, while he expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. “The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.
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“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 protesters 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”, the statement reads.
António Guterres
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