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#EndSARS: UN faults Lekki shootings, pledges to support Nigeria

THE Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, on Monday said the organisation would be supporting Nigeria to be back on track after the #EndSARS protests that rocked parts of the country.

Mohammed, Nigeria’s former Minister of Environment, said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting she had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said the UN was alarmed by the loss of lives and destruction of facilities that were the aftermath of the protests.

She said: “We did raise, while we were with Mr President, the issue around the recent challenges of EndSARS protest that happened in the country.

“It was of course one that the Secretary-General and we all were alarmed, and of course, support the country in trying to get back on track.

“Young people and their demands for social justice, governance are all legitimate ones and must be done peacefully. But we were all disturbed by the damage level, loss of lives and we continue to condole with those families who suffer those losses.”

Mohammed commended efforts being made by the Federal Government in engaging with the demands made by the youths.

On Lekki shooting, Mohammed noted that the UN Secretary-General had made it clear that the UN believes everyone has the right to demonstrate peacefully on issues they want to raise with their government. (The Punch)

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