Posted on Thu 22 Oct 2020, 02:21 PM

The United States on Thursday condemned what it called excessive use of force by the Nigerian military for firing on unarmed #EndSARS protesters.

Amnesty International says at least 12 people were killed by the Nigerian army and police in a brutal crackdown on protesters Tuesday that drew international condemnation.

“We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

Nigeria’s army has dubbed as “fake news” reports that soldiers opened fire on demonstrators.

Posted on Wed 21 Oct 2020, 06:25 PM

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, condemning violent clashes that claimed multiple lives and caused many injuries.

Guterres position was contained in a communiqué by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric.

According to the statement, the Secretary-General has been following recent developments in Nigeria and has called for an end to police brutality and abuses.

Posted on Mon 19 Oct 2020, 06:30 PM

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians based in Canada of its deference to their “collective call” for improved governance back home.

The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa conveyed the assurance in a statement following #EndSARS protests by members of the Nigerian community there between Oct. 9, 12 and Oct. 16 respectively.

This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Monday.

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