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UN secretary-general condemns killing of protesters in Nigeria

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the killing of unarmed protesters by Nigerian authorities.

“The Secretary-General is following latest developments in Nigeria and requires an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephanie Dujarric mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

“He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in a number of deaths and precipitated many accidents.

“He expresses his condolences to the bereaved households and needs a speedy restoration to these injured. He calls on the Nigerian authorities to research these incidents and maintain the perpetrators accountable.”

The protests towards police brutality, extortion, harassment and extrajudicial killing turned bloody on Tuesday after state safety forces shot sporadically at protesters.

Read more: Stop killing #EndSARS protesters, Hillary Clinton tells Buhari

Because the killing, neither President Muhammadu Buhari or any authorities official of the Nigerian Authorities has spoken about it.

United States Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former US secretary of state Hilary Clinton have condemned the killing of protesters.

Biden in a press release informed Buhari to cease the violent crackdown on protesters and mourned with households of victims.

UN Secretary-Common urged the safety forces to “act always with most restraint whereas calling on protestors to show peacefully and to chorus from violence.

“The Secretary-Common encourages the authorities to swiftly discover avenues to de-escalate the state of affairs.

He reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to help nationwide efforts in direction of discovering an answer.



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