UK Govt Reacts To #EndSARS Protests

2 Min Read
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has waded into the ongoing protests to demand an end to police brutality.

Tagged #EndSARS, the campaign to end harassment and brutalisation of young Nigerians by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force was the No. 1 trending hashtag on Twitter globally throughout Friday afternoon.

The UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing reacted to the protests holding simultaneously across the country in a tweet on Friday evening.

She said the “significant protests” signified Nigerians’ desire for “police reform”.

According to her, peaceful protests are “powerful”.

She identified the recently passed Police Act as a “good foundation” to access the needed reforms.

Laing wrote, “Significant protests over #SARS demonstrating Nigerian people’s desire for police reform. Peaceful protests are powerful. Police Act recently passed by @MBuhari provides good foundation to build more accountable community police force.@UKinNigeria@PoliceNG”

Read Also:

JUST IN: Police Dismiss Assistant Commissioner, 9 Other Senior Officers

Meanwhile, there were reports of police clamping down on protesters in Abuja, Delta and Osun states as the nationwide protests entered the third day.

However, Nigerian youths appear resolute in their demand that SARS, which has been accused of a string of extortions and extrajudicial killings, should be disbanded.

Share this Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.