The United States Mission to Nigeria has reacted to the EndSARS memorial protests in the country to commemorate the lives lost during the Lekki Tollgate massacre on October 20, 2020.
The US Mission Nigeria on its verified Facebook handle on Wednesday, advised protesters to take a political approach to addressing their demands.
“Today is a day to reflect on the loss of life and property during last year’s #EndSARS protests. We appreciate the work done by the various judicial panels and look forward to the implementation of recommendations and compensation to victims of police brutality.
We support ongoing police reform efforts. We encourage those who demonstrated for change to engage politically to achieve it,” the post read.
VAM News recalls that thousands of mostly young Nigerians, took to the streets last year in a mass protests against police brutality in in the country.
The slogan, EndSARS calls for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses.
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