“Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.”
Over 1,000 British citizens and residents have signed a petition addressed to the United Kingdom Parliament, calling for sanctions against the Nigerian government and police over human right abuses by the police against #EndSARS protesters across the country.
The petition created by one Silas Ojo, has been signed by over 1,200 UK citizens or residence as at 4pm Nigerian time.. The petition needs 100,000 signature to be considered for debate by the UK Palianment.
Titled, “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials”, the petition reads, ” The Government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police.
“There have been deeply concerning reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protestors calling for SARS to be disbanded. Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.”