United Nations says that the “Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.
He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.
He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.
This is a statement signed by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
Meanwhile, popular Nigerian pastor Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries, has placed curses on security personnel who opened fire on peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos State, on Tuesday.
CyberReporters reported that End SARS protesters at the Lekki ground have come under heavy fire by the military on Tuesday.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least one person has been reported dead and many injured.
Voices in a viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
Gunshots rented the air Tuesday night hours after the expiration of a 24-hour curfew declared by the Lagos state government.
Security agents move into Lekki at about 6:30 pm
And reacting to the incident, the fiery preacher tweeted, “God will reply everyone that pulled a trigger today…down to their fourth generation..it won’t go unattended to.”