The United Kingdom has urged the federal government of Nigeria to respect the rights of protesting Nigerians amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
Catriona Laing, the assigned British high commissioner to Nigeria who commended the federal government’s decision to disband the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), stated that the IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence.
She asked the federal government to respect the rights of protesters while also urging them to remain peaceful during the protests.
Welcome the government announcement on the future of #SARS – an important first step. The IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence in @PoliceNG
Hearing reports of violence affecting ongoing protests. Urge authorities to respect the right to protest and protestors to remain peaceful. @UKinNigeria