Nigeria Approaches UK Over Proposed #EndSARS Sanctions

Following the resolution by some UK parliamentarians to call for sanctions against top Nigerian officials and security agents involved in alleged violations of #EndSARS protesters' rights, the Nigerian government has said that it has engaged the British government on the matter. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party has applauded the bold move by the British lawmakers and has urged the UN and other international bodies to immediately list indicted officials of President Muhammadu Buhari's government, "for the widespread crimes against humanity going on in the country in the last five years". In October 2020, thousands took to the streets under the slogan #EndSARS to protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which they accuse of murder, torture, and extortion. 

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Cosmos Echie, President of the Nigerian Community Western Cape (NCWC) addresses Nigerian nationals outside Parliament on Friday as part of their #EndSARS campaign.

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