UK government replies to Nigerians petitions: The United Kingdom authorities have finally responded to the #EndSARS petition from disgruntled Nigerians
The petition, which has garnered over 200,000 signatures, demanded sanction for some top officials in government
UK parliament said it will wait for the conclusion of the probe by the Nigerian government into the allegations of police brutality
It would be recalled that during the nationwide demonstration which was demanding good governance and an end to police brutality, a petition with 219,665 signatures was forwarded to the UK seeking that some top officials in government be sanctioned.
The disgruntled Nigerians told the UK government to invoke policy that allows it to sanction anyone that has no respect for human rights around the world on some top political officeholders.
Worthy to mention is that the UK Parliament often considers all petitions that have 100,000 signatures for a debate, a threshold which the EndSARS petition from Nigeria passed with over 200,000 signatures.
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But in a reply, the UK parliament said it is concerned about the security of Nigerians and the wanton destruction that later marred the protest in Lagos and other states, BBC reports.
The UK parliament also stated that it will wait for the conclusion of the investigation instituted by the Nigerian government into the numerous cases of police brutality. However, the parliament stated that it would not talk publicly or speculate on “future sanctions designations.”
Meanwhile, Ahmed Lawan, Senate president, has warned that another EndSARS protest might be underway if the federal government failed to address the demand of the protesters and provide employment for the teeming legion of Nigerian youths.