Since the day of Lekki toll gate shooting, the country has been in turmoil which led to killing. But United State of America seeks to investigate the excessive use of force by the military for killing the protesters.
Michael Pompeo, the Secretary of United State has specifically mentioned Tuesday’s shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
“We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.
Pompeo said, “all the military and any other involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.”
While United State strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos.
He noted that peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are “essential human rights and core democratic principles” that should be respected by authorities.
He added by urging the security unit to exercise maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights and for demonstrators so everything can be in peace.
“We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families.