United Nations joins #EndSARS protest in Nigeria

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the #EndSARS protest movement currently going on in Nigeria says he welcomes reforms” in the Nigeria Police Force following the #EndSARS protests.

Speaking through his spokesman, Mr Stephane Dujarric, in New York on Thursday, Guterres said the UN was ready to “accompany Nigeria in those efforts”.

While noting that he was keenly following the ongoing protests, the UN chief urged the country’s security forces to exercise “maximum restraint” in their response.

“The Secretary-General is following the protests in Nigeria calling for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and an end to human rights violations allegedly committed by security agencies.

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