The United Nations, UN, has expressed displeasure at Tuesday’s killings of scores of EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos by military men.
The incident has sparked global outrage with the former Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in the United States, and one-time first lady of the country, Hilary Clinton and the party’s flag-bearer in the coming US election, Joe Biden and European Union, EU, joining in the censure.
The UN in a statement released by the world body’s Secretary General, António Manuel de Oliveira Guterreswho, condemned the military’s action and police brutality while urging the protesters to shun violence.
“The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.
“He condemns the violent escalation on October 20 in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.
“The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence,” he wrote.