EndSARS: British MPs to deliberate on request for sanction against Nigeria on Monday

EndSARS: British MPs to deliberate on request for sanction against Nigeria on Monday

The British Parliament will begin deliberations on Monday on a petition filed by some groups and individuals requesting sanctions against the Nigerian government and officials for alleged human rights violations during the #EndSARS protests.

Members of the British Parliament had last month decried the violence that trailed the shooting of the protesters by the military in the Lekki area of Lagos.

The MPs said in a report following the incident they will for the outcome of investigations by the Federal and state governments into reports of police brutality and extra-judicial killings in Nigeria before taking a position on the matter.

The said petition was signed by over 220,118 individuals in the United Kingdom, requesting the UK government to sanction Nigeria for alleged violations of human rights.

In a reply to the petition signed by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Parliament said the UK government “is deeply concerned by violence during recent protests in Nigeria, which tragically claimed lives. Our thoughts are with the families of all those affected.”

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