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#EndSARS: British Parliament seeks sanctions against Nigerian officials

Members of the British Parliament have unanimously called for selected sanctions against Nigerian government officials and military officers who participated in human rights violation during the #EndSARS protest.

The debate, which was based on an e-petition calling for sanctions against the Nigerian government signed by over 200,000 persons, was supported by all parliamentarians when it was deliberated at the Westminster Hall on Monday evening.

It reflected an outright condemnation of police brutality and killing of unarmed protesters during the protests last month.

All chamber members spoke across ideological divides to condemn the United Kingdom Government for standing neutral while the Nigerian government violated young protesters.

Citing the shootings at Lekki, Oyigbo, Delta as well as the unjust victimization of protesters after the protest and the freezing of protesters accounts, parliamentarians described President Buhari’s administration as nothing short of a dictatorship.

Members agreed that state actors and their family members should not have access to the freedom, liberty and security that they deny their citizens at home in the U.K, the Peoples Gazette reports.

Written by ExpressDay


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