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#EndSARS: US condemns attack on unarmed protesters in Lagos

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The United States US has strongly condemned the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, which resulted to death and injury.

In a statement released by the Secretary to the State, Micheal Pompeo on Thursday, while called for an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.

According to the statement, “Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law. The right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are essential human rights and core democratic principles.

“We call on the security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights and for demonstrators to remain peaceful.  We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families”, as stated.

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