Nigerians who are disgruntled by their government’s response to end SARS’s protests have signed a petition that is urging the UK government to impose sanctions on the Nigerian Government and government officials.
Nigerian Police open fired at Protestors who were protesting police brutality by a Nigerian Police Special Anti Robbery Squad before the government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Lagos to end the protests.
The petition that was started yesterday has close to 150 000 signatures so far and it reads:
The Government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police.
There have been deeply concerning reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protestors calling for SARS to be disbanded.
Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.
To track the petition click on this link