#ENDSARS: ECOWAS Condemns Violence In Nigeria
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission says it is condemning the violent activities happening in Nigeria which has claimed lots of lives.
According to ECOWAS, the Nigerian government and it people would sit and find amicable solutions and do away with the killings.
In a statement signed by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, it said “While ECOWAS Commission recognizes the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it is also of the view that those rights should be exercised in a non-violent manner. In this regard, the ECOWAS Commission calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations. It also urges the Nigerian security operatives to exercise restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally,”
It is, however, emerging that ECOWAS has called for investigations into the allegations leveled against the recently disbanded SARS.
The #EndSARS protests have been going on for close to two weeks with initial calls for major Police reforms changing to demands for better governance.
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith