UK watching violence against peaceful #EndSARS protesters

The United Kingdom says it is closely watching violence against nationwide demonstrators calling for an end to police brutality and reforms.

Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, made this known on Friday while calling for the protection of people’s fundamental rights.

The protests began last week in various cities across the country and have continued despite the police unit being scrapped. The citizens are citing insincerity on the part of government as reason for not standing down action.

On Wednesday, thugs allegedly loyal to the government attacked most of the demonstrators, inflicting injuries and demanding their automobiles.


“Minister for Africa @JamesDuddridge and colleagues in London following events closely. Hearing disturbing reports of violence against peaceful protesters in parts of #Nigeria. Encourage authorities to protect people’s fundamental rights. @UKinNigeria @PoliceNG,” Ms Laing said in a tweet while responding to a similar notification.

The foreign country might take decisive action against those sponsoring the thugs just like it did to politicians adjudged to have undermined democracy by rigging elections in the country.

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