By Henry Iheanacho
The United Kingdom has said it is monitoring the probe of the activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to the UK, via a tweet on a its official handle, it is working with stakeholders to ensure justice is served.
“We remain concerned by acts of looting & violence in 🇳🇬 & urge security services use restraint as order is restored.
Working with all stakeholders, judicial panels of inquiry must investigate all incidents, including #Lekki, & ensure accountability for crimes. #EndPoliceBrutality,” the UK high commission tweeted.
Protests had been on across several states in Nigeria over an almost two-week period. The protests were largely peaceful until pockets of thugs began disrupting it in certain areas.
However, the situation degenerated after soldiers fired at unarmed protesters in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos state on October 20, 2020.
On Monday, the British government which confirmed its interest in ongoing investigations, however, expressed concern over civil disorder witnessed across the nation.