The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the situation in Nigeria.
The EU urged the federal government to meet the yearnings of protesters who were calling for reforms in the Nigeria Police Force, among other things.
High Representative and Vice-President of the EU, Josep Borrell, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Borrell also condemned the killing that has ensued in the ongoing EndSARS protests across the country.
The EU also said that the perpetrators of the violence should be made to face justice.
“It is alarming to learn that several people have been killed and injured during the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria.
“It is crucial that those responsible of abuses be brought to justice and held accountable.
“Following the Government’s will to deliver on reforms, we expect to see decisive implementation,” the EU statement read.
Nigeria / EU alarmed to see that several people have been killed and injured during the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. It is crucial that those responsible for abuse be brought to justice and held accountable. #EndSARS #AUEU https://t.co/K7WuRloiUJ
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) October 21, 2020
Furthermore, the Swedish Embassy in Nigeria said that human rights violations by security officials was a breach of International law.
“It is with great concern that we receive the information showing the use of disproportionate force by security forces at the #LekkiTollgate in Lagos yesterday, seemingly resulting in deaths of some #EndSARS protesters.”
“#SwedenInNigeria Emphasizing the respect for #HumanRights and peaceful demonstrations, we urge security forces to exercise restraint and ask Nigerian authorities (@NigeriaGov) to urgently investigate the incident,” the embassy tweeted on Wednesday.
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