By Lukman Omikunle
“We look forward to the Lagos State government’s response as part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests…”
The United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria has reacted to the judicial panel report regarding #EndSARS protests that took place around the Lekki Toll Gate, October 2020.
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters had on Monday submitted its report to the State Government.
The U.S. mission responding to the development on Wednesday said on its official Twitter account that it welcome the conclusion of the panel.
“The United States welcomes the conclusion of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry with the transmission of its final report.
“We look forward to the Lagos State government’s response as part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the #EndSARS protests and the events that took place near the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.
“Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces, and we look forward to the Lagos State and federal governments taking suitable measures to address those alleged abuses as well as the grievances of the victims and their families,” the mission wrote.