Tuesday, 24 November 2020

#EndSARS: UK lawmaker demands sanctions against Nigerian officials responsible for killings


Member of UK parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those found to have a hand in the killing of #EndSARS protesters.

Last month, Nigerians took to the street to protest against police brutality, though the protest was later hijacked by hoodlums, and also led to killings of peaceful protesters.

Members of the UK Parliament on Monday debated a petition seeking to impose sanctions on President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerian officials involved in the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lagos on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house, Lyn Brown stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have murdered Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a transparent investigation and effecting of justice. 

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

Watch her speak below;

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