The United States has called on both Lagos State and Nigeria’s federal government to respond to the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the EndSARS protest.
The US Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Tuesday also asked on both governments to take suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.
In the statement issued by the Information Specialist, in the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Temitayo Famutimi, the United States said she “welcomes the conclusion of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry with the transmission of its final report.
The United States Embassy however said: “We look forward to the Lagos State government’s response as part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.”
The Embassy added that: “Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces, and we look forward to the Lagos State and federal governments taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families.”
Michael Olugbode in Abuja