The Canadian Government says that those responsible for human rights violations must be held accountable, as it is concerned about the excessive use of force on protesters during the #EndSARS protests
This comes as the world reacts to news of the unfortunate shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza, which quickly degenerated into chaos across the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.
The Canadian government announced this via the Canadian Foreign Policy official Twitter handle on Wednesday evening.
— Foreign Policy CAN (@CanadaFP) October 21, 2020
The Canadian Foreign Policy office announced that “Canada is deeply concerned about the excessive use of force during the ongoing protests in #Nigeria. Those responsible for #HumanRights violations and abuse must be held accountable.”
Canada joins the UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge MP, who earlier said that the United Kingdom is monitoring the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and called for a peaceful police reform process.
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