The United Kingdom through her High Commissioner, has asked the Nigerian government to respect the rights of protesting citizens during #EndSARS protests across the country.
British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made this call yesterday, October 11, on micro blogging app, Twitter.
The High Commissioner who commended the federal government’s decision to disband the special anti-robbery (SARS), stated that the IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence.
She asked the federal government to respect the rights of protesters while also urging them to remain peaceful during the protests.
She tweeted… “Welcome the government announcement on the future of #SARS – an important first step. The IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence in @PoliceNG
Hearing reports of violence affecting ongoing protests. Urge authorities to respect the right to protest and protestors to remain peaceful. @UKinNigeria.”