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End SARS: Respect protesters’ rights – UK warns Nigeria

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The British Government has made a statement regarding the protesters of End SARS protesters in Nigeria.

The British Authorities said The Nigerian authorities should respect the rights of End SARS protesters.

The United Kingdom said this in reaction to several cases of assaults at protest locations.

On the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the UK observed the promise by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on rights violations.

Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, gave her country’s position on Sunday.

“We welcome the government’s announcement on the future of #SARS – an important first step. The IGP’s commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations is essential to restoring public confidence in @PoliceNG

Hearing reports of violence affecting ongoing protests. Urge authorities to respect the right to protest and protestors to remain peaceful. @UKinNigeria.”

Protests are continuing in different states amid reports of live bullets against demonstrators.

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