The United States of American has vehemently condemned the killing of peaceful #Endsars protesters by the Nigerian army and police.
Michael Pompeo, the Secretary of State to the United States government in a statement said that the government of America welcome investigation into the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters by the members of the security forces. He also said, those find culpable should be meant to face the Nigerian law.
He further called on the security agencies to show restraint and respect the fundamental human rights of the demonstrators.
The statement read in parts:
“The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury. We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. 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.”