The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has condemned the shooting of protesting youths in Lekki, Lagos State and other parts of the country.
The world leader of the Anglican Church who is a personal friend of the President, Muhammadu Buhari said he had earlier advised the President to ensure that lives are protected.
Anytime Buhari is in London he visits the ArchBishop.
Welby made his position on the shooting known in a message he posted on his Twiter handle, @JustinWelby.
The cleric wrote, “I condemn in the strongest terms the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters in #Lagos and other parts of #Nigeria. “I have urged President @MBuhari directly to ensure that lives are protected – and I say that again now.
“I mourn for Nigeria. May God save Nigeria.”
Nigerians Wednesday staged protest both at the Nigerian House in London and at 10 Downing street over killings in Nigeria.
Some of the Nigerians who spoke said there is no measure of security, lots of infrastructural deficiency and lack of good governance in Nigeria of which the protest against police brutality brought forth.
Most of the participants had started gathering as early as 1100 hours for the protests scheduled for 1500 hours and was ongoing as at 1615 hours when this report was filed for Patmos Media Line in Abuja Nigeria.