The United Kingdom has joined their voice with Nigerians in the ongoing #ENDSARS protest across states in Nigeria.
The UK urged the Nigerian Government to create accountability within the police.
The protest, which has entered the third day, has drawn both local and international attention to the extrajudicial activities by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.
The aggrieved youth are demanding the immediate disbandment of the dreadful unit that has become notorious for unlawful activities including indiscriminate arrests, extortion, and killings of youths incessantly.
Reacting to the protest, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, acknowledged the desire of the people calling for the scrapping of SARS.
Significant protests over #SARS demonstrating Nigerian people’s desire for police reform. Peaceful protests are powerful. Police Act recently passed by @MBuhari provides good foundation to build more accountable community police force. @UKinNigeria @PoliceNG
— Catriona Laing (@CatrionaLaing1) October 9, 2020
She urged President Muhammadu Buhari to build more accountability in the police.
The police, however, have begun to clamp down on the protesters.
Demonstrators were violently dispersed in Abuja, Osun, and Delta states.