The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the killing of unarmed protesters by Nigerian authorities.
“The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephanie Dujarric said in a statement on Wednesday.
“He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.
“He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.”
The protests against police brutality, extortion, harassment and extrajudicial killing turned bloody on Tuesday after state security forces shot sporadically at protesters.