The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged members of the international community against making “hasty” pronouncements on issues relating to #EndSARS protests in the country.
He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Thursday.
Buhari said, “To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgment and making hasty pronouncements.”
Earlier, the European Union, and the United States among other foreign countries and organisations had condemned attacks on #EndSARS protesters in the country.
In a statement on Thursday, the United States called on ” security services to show maximum restraint and respect fundamental rights and for demonstrators to remain peaceful. We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families.”
Also, the European Union says it was shocked over the killings in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
The EU said this in a statement titled, ‘Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell’ on Wednesday.
The statement read, “It is alarming to learn that several people have been killed and injured during the ongoing protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria. It is crucial that those responsible for abuses be brought to justice and held accountable. Following the government’s will to deliver on reforms, we expect to see decisive implementation.”