Breaking: Over 80,000 British citizens sign petition asking UK to sanction Nigerian Federal Government

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Breaking- Over 80,000 British citizens sign petition asking UK to sanction Nigerian Federal Government
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow walks through the Members' Lobby after the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the governments agenda for the coming session. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DAN KITWOOD (Photo credit should read Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images)
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By Princely Onyenwe, Imo

#EndSARS protest has gone viral and attracted a wide public attention from across the world. It is on record that many voices are still talking about same brutality and abuses being melted on Nigerian citizens while protesters are not tired to continue their protests until the FG will make their stand known to its citizens.

From a legal document made public to 9News Nigeria, a petition asking the United Kingdom to sanction the members of the Nigerian government and police force for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS movement has been signed by 83,719 individuals.

Breaking- Over 80,000 British citizens sign petition asking UK to sanction Nigerian Federal Government
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow walks through the Members’ Lobby after the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen’s Speech sets out the governments agenda for the coming session. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DAN KITWOOD (Photo credit should read Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images)

This was as of 12.51am on Wednesday when our correspondent visited the petition page.

The petition, which was created by one Silas Ojo, seeks to generate 100,000 signatures.

“At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament,” a note beneath the petition with a deadline of April 20, 2021 read.

The petition on the UK government and parliament website read, “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.

“Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials.

“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.

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“Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.”

Nigerians, especially the youths, have taken to the streets in protest over violations of human right and extrajudicial killing by Police personnel, specifically those of the defunct State Anti-Robbery Squad

Which way Nigeria? The citizens asked.

9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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Princely Onyenwe A seasoned Investigative Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, and Political Analyst, Currently Editor and News reporter with 9News Nigeria www.9newsng.com www.facebook.com/9newsng

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