#EndSARS: British Parliament May Discuss Petition Against Nigeria As Sign From 148,000
Many people have signed a petition asking the UK to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government after the Lekki shooting.
Currently, at least 148,864 people have signed a petition asking the UK to sanction members of the Nigerian government and police for human rights violations against the #EndSARS movement.
It was 09.20 am when The PUNCH visited the official website of the British Parliament.
The petition, created by a certain Silas Ojo, is aimed at collecting 100,000 signatures.
According to the information received from the site, any petition signed by more than 100,000 people will be discussed.
He stated that the date of the debate will be announced by voting.
It says: “Parliament will consider it for discussion. Parliament considers all petitions that have collected over 100,000 signatures for discussion
“The government will answer. The government is responding to all petitions that collect over 10,000 signatures. ”
The petition noted that the imposition of sanctions on government officials would increase accountability in the country.
The petition on the website of the UK government and parliament says: “There have been reports of the Nigeria Police Force (SARS) being engaged in illegal activities and human rights violations, and there have been reports of shooting at protesters calling for SARS to be disbanded.
“Impose sanctions against the government and officials of Nigeria.
“The government should explore the possibility of using a new sanctions regime that allows individuals and legal entities who violate human rights around the world to be prosecuted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and the police forces involved in any crime. human rights violations by the Nigerian police.
“The application of sanctions will ensure accountability and be a deterrent for all those involved in human rights violations.”
Nigerians, especially young people, took to the streets to protest human rights violations and extrajudicial killings by police officers, in particular from the defunct Anti-Robbery Squad.