Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The US has strongly condemned using extreme pressure by the navy authorities towards unarmed demonstrators in Lekki, Lagos.
The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a press release on Thursday, requested the Federal Authorities to carry these accountable accountable.
He stated the rights to peaceable meeting and freedom of expression are important human rights and core democratic precept.
Pompeo, subsequently, admonished the safety providers to point out most restraint and respect basic rights.
He additionally enjoined the demonstrators to stay peaceable.
The assertion titled, ‘Ongoing protests in Nigeria’, learn partially, “We welcome a direct investigation into any use of extreme pressure by members of the safety forces. These concerned must be held to account in accordance with Nigerian legislation.
“The correct to peaceable meeting and freedom of expression are important human rights and core democratic rules.
“We name on the safety providers to point out most restraint and respect basic rights and for demonstrators to stay peaceable. We lengthen our condolences to the victims of the violence and their households.”