The United Kingdom (UK) Parliament is debating on Nigeria’s e-petition to sanction the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the Nigerian government over the human right abuses during the EndSARS protest and the #Lekkishootings.
Presenting the e-petition 554150 relating to Nigeria, Theresa Villiers MP representing Chipping Bernet constituency, stated that the parliament should consider the case because it relates to one of its formal colony. She also pleaded consideration on the basis that 853 of the 220230 petitioners are from her constituency.
She stated that petitioners have expressed doubt in the investigation of the Judicial Panel set by the government, hence, seeking help from the Parliament.
Theresa submitted that the parliament place sanctions on the individual responsible for the #Lekkishootings rather than the country, which could affect the citizens.
According to her:
“The shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate have sent shock through many in Nigeria. For many it seems like the last draw. The government has promised the Judicial Panel of enquiry to investigate what happened. But there is right skepticism about whether these processes would be effective in holding to account those responsible for the blood shed and human right abuses…”