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US Okays EndSARS Report, Says It Awaits Action From FG

The United States of America says it welcomes the final report by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the EndSARS protests of October 2020.

The panel’s report was submitted in a brief ceremony at the Lagos State Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday.

According to the report, at least nine EndSARS protesters were killed by security forces at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.

Reacting, the United States said in a statement by the its Mission in Nigeria that it is awaiting the response of both the Federal Government and Lagos State government on the EndSARS report.

The statement read, “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.”

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