THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) HAS CONDEMNED THE ATTACK ON #ENDSARS PROTESTERS BY SECURITY OPERATIVES AT THE LEKKI TOLL GATE IN LAGOS STATE.
António Guterres, UN secretary-general, in a statement by Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman, asked the federal government to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book
Some protesters were reportedly killed and several others injured on Tuesday night after security operatives opened fire on protesters agitating against police brutality.
Guterres noted that the UN is abreast the situation while calling on the government to bring the unrest to a stop.
“He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
‘The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, had earlier claimed that there were no casualties in the attack.
He, however, later confirmed the death of one person at Reddington Hospital.
The governor also denied any involvement of the state in the incident, blaming it on “forces beyond his direct control”.