Lekki killings: Adeboye , United Nations condemn military action in strongest terms

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye and  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned in strongest terms the killing of #EndSARS protesters by Nigerian military men at Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday.

The clergy through his social media handle said the condemnable actions of the military risk driving the agitation of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unimaginable.

“I condemn in the strongest terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protesters.”

The man of God called on the federal government to thoroughly investigate the tragic event and others with aims to give justice to all victims.

He however, appealed to the youths to allow peace to reign and stop any form of action that will give the military any form of excuses to attack them again.

Similarly, the United Nations (UN) has reacted to recent developments in Nigeria.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, reiterated that the UN is ready to support national efforts towards finding a solution.

In a statement on Wednesday, he called for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.

Guterres condemned the violent escalation on Tuesday in Lekki.

The UN chief expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

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He urged the Nigerian authorities to investigate all incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.

Guterres told security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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