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UN, US, Amnesty International, others demand full implementation of EndSARS report

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Reactions calling for full implementation have trailed the recommendations of the Lagos State panel of enquiry which indicted the Nigerian Army and the police for killing peaceful protesters on October 20, 2020 during last year’s #EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate.

The United Nations (UN) in Nigeria, the United States government, through its embassy in Nigeria, Amnesty International, and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, among others, made the call in separate statements on Tuesday.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, welcomed the submission of the panel’s report in a statement by a UN National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun.

He noted that the submission of the findings of the judicial panel would accelerate the process of justice and accountability.

The United States, through its diplomatic mission in Nigeria, said it would be looking forward to “the Lagos State government’s response” to the panel’s report.

It said in its statement that the government’s response was expected to be “part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.”

“Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces, and we look forward to the Lagos State and federal government taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.”

Also responding to the findings of the panel, Osai Ojigho, Director, Amnesty International Nigeria, said Mr Buhari must act on the report of the panel.

She said the report confirming that the Nigerian army and police shot peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, was “the truth about what happened at Lekki Tollgate.”

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Reactions calling for full implementation have trailed the recommendations of the Lagos State panel of enquiry which indicted the Nigerian Army and the police for killing peaceful protesters on October 20, 2020 during last year’s #EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate.

The United Nations (UN) in Nigeria, the United States government, through its embassy in Nigeria, Amnesty International, and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, among others, made the call in separate statements on Tuesday.

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, welcomed the submission of the panel’s report in a statement by a UN National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun.

He noted that the submission of the findings of the judicial panel would accelerate the process of justice and accountability.

The United States, through its diplomatic mission in Nigeria, said it would be looking forward to “the Lagos State government’s response” to the panel’s report.

It said in its statement that the government’s response was expected to be “part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.”

“Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces, and we look forward to the Lagos State and federal government taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.”

Also responding to the findings of the panel, Osai Ojigho, Director, Amnesty International Nigeria, said Mr Buhari must act on the report of the panel.

She said the report confirming that the Nigerian army and police shot peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, was “the truth about what happened at Lekki Tollgate.”

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