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The European Union, EU, calls for investigations into the killings of unarmed ENDSars Protesters across Nigeria – late Tuesday soldier opened fire at unarmed protesters singing the National anthem and waving the flags.
Over the last two weeks, Nigerians have continued to demonstrate, demanding an end to Police brutality, killings and torture by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit of the Police force but protesters have been met with more brutality by state security.
The European Union says, “It is alarming to learn that several people have been killed and injured during the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria”.
In a statement issued from Brussels Wednesday by, Nabila MASSRALI, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the EU says “It is crucial that those responsible of abuses be brought to justice and held accountable”.
“Following the Government’s will to deliver on reforms, we expect to see decisive implementation, the statement issued by the European Union reads in parts.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has ordered the closure of its embassies in Nigeria over the crisis as a result of #EndSARS protests across the country.
According to a statement issued on its website on Wednesday, the UK noted that the closure of its offices is to ensure the safety of staff and visa applicants.
The closure will be maintained for an initial 48 hours, while applicants who have already booked appointments have been advised to reschedule.
“Due to the ongoing protest in Nigeria and for the safety of both staff and applicants, our Nigeria centres will be closed for 48 hours at a minimum,” the statement read.
“For applicants with booked appointments within this period, please you will need to reschedule your appointment for next week, from 26th October 2020.
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