The United Nations (UN) on Thursday, October 15, 2020 revealed that they are following the trending End SARS protests happening in Nigeria.
Secretary-General António Guterres, commended the government’s decision to undertake “broader reforms” in the Nigeria Police.
Guterres spoke through his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, in New York.
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The UN chief said he was prepared to “accompany Nigeria in those efforts”.
He welcomed the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and urged the government to undertake broader police reforms.
The world body urged the country’s security forces to exercise “maximum restraint” in their response.
“The Secretary-General is following the protests in Nigeria calling for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and an end to human rights violations allegedly committed by security agencies.
“The Secretary-General stresses the importance of respect for peaceful protests and freedom of assembly and calls on the security forces to exercise maximum restraint in the policing of the demonstrations.”