U.S calls for immediate investigation of Lekki shootings

U.S calls for immediate investigation of Lekki shootings

U.S calls for immediate investigation of Lekki shootings

U.S calls for immediate investigation of Lekki shootings, condemns the excessive use of force by the military at the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos

In a statement on Thursday, the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo said the United States welcomed an immediate investigation of the incidence

The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury. We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law,’

He pointed out that peaceful protests and demonstrations were essential human rights and core democratic principles

We call on the security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights and for demonstrators to remain peaceful. We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families,’ Pompeo also said.

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