By Chioma Iruke
The Nigerian Government has been urged to act on the recently concluded investigations on the October 20, 2020 Army’s invasion and shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate during EndSARS protests by the Lagos State Panel.
In a statement on Tuesday, the US Mission in Nigeria said America awaits the response from the President Muhammadu Buhari Government and Lagos authorities.
The Embassy said official actions are part of a process that represents an important mechanism of accountability regarding the EndSARS protests and the events at the tollgate.
“Those events led to serious allegations against some members of the security forces”, the statement reads.
“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,” it added.
Recall, a report by the judicial body described the incident as a ‘Massacare’.
The Panel Chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retired) submitted the report at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday.
Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the findings, recommendations and set up a four-member committee.
The team led by Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), will come up with a White Paper in two weeks.
Sanwo-Olu promised that the state Government’s action would be guided by the law and in the public interest.