#EndSARS: Act On Judicial Panel Report – United States says in Buhari, Lagos state government

#EndSARS: Act On Judicial Panel Report - United States says in Buhari, Lagos state government

In a statement, the US Consulate General in Lagos praised the panel’s work, describing it as a huge step forward in trying to get everyone responsible for the attacks on peaceful protesters to answer for their action.

The U.S. government on Tuesday called on the Nigerian and Lagos state governments to resolve the alleged abuses reported by the report of the Lagos State Judiciary Committee of Inquiry that examined the violence surrounding the October 2020 #EndSARS protest.

In a statement, the US Consulate General in Lagos praised the panel’s work, describing it as a huge step forward in trying to get everyone responsible for the attacks on peaceful protesters to answer for their action.

The statement read: “The United States welcomes the conclusion of the Lagos State Judicial Investigation Commission with the transmission of their final report.

“We look forward to the response from the Lagos state government as part of a process that represents an important accountability mechanism regarding the #EndSARS protests and events that occurred near the Lekki toll booth on 20 October 2020.

“These events have led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces and we look forward to the state of Lagos and federal governments taking adequate measures to address these alleged abuses and the grievances of the victims and their families.”

On Monday, the Lagos State Judicial Investigation Commission submitted a 309-page report to the state government after months of sitting.

The report blamed the Nigerian military and Nigerian police forces for killing at least nine protesters and injuring others.

The group also accused security officers of blocking ambulances from rescuing injured protesters, leading to the deaths of many of them.

The report has since sparked outrage among Nigerians, who have demanded that Lagos and the federal government be held accountable for the killings.

Source: – Sahara Reporters

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