UN condemns killing of protesters in Lagos.

The United Nations has condemned in strong terms the violent escalation of brutality on innocent citizens on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries.

The Secretary-General of the body said through the Spokes Person of the Organization, Stephane Dujarric from New York on Tuesday in a statement sent to Patmos Media Line said that the UN is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.

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.

The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.

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.

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