Hold perpetrators of Lagos killings accountable, US tells FG
Also on Thursday, the United States strongly condemned the use of excessive force by the military forces against unarmed demonstrators in Lagos.
The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a statement, asked the Federal Government to hold those responsible accountable.
He said the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are essential human rights and core democratic principle.
Pompeo, therefore, admonished the security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights.
He also enjoined the demonstrators to remain peaceful.
The statement titled, ‘Ongoing protests in Nigeria, read in part, “We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.”