Commonwealth calls for Peace in Nigeria
The commonwealth Sectretary-General, Patricia Scotland, is in communication with the Nigerian Government, according to The Commonwealth website, and is also following the reports of violence on protesters in Nigeria with enormous concern.
Patricia Scotland called for Peace in the country. She said;
The Commonwealth strongly condemns the escalation of violence resulting in deaths in Lekki district in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. The right to peaceful demonstrations and freedom of assembly are constitutionally protected rights and should be respected by all at all times. The perpetrators of these cowardly acts must be held accountable in accordance with the law.
We note that an investigation has been ordered into these egregious human rights violations. Any investigation should be prompt and impartial, and the findings made public. We encourage a lasting solution that places the interests of all Nigerians above all other considerations.
I extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and all those who have suffered during this difficult time. We stand ready to offer any assistance towards a prompt and peaceful resolution. The whole Commonwealth family stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria.Patricia Scotland
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