The UK Labour party is also calling for “independent investigations into the allegations against Nigeria’s SARS units, as well as military, security and policing forces responsible for attacks on protesters, that could lead to targeted Magnitsky-style sanctions against responsible individuals”, Osamor tweeted on Tuesday.
At a debate in parliament on Monday night, MPs pressed the government to adopt “individualised sanctions such as travel bans and asset freezes” against individuals accused of abuses.
After initially stating that Sars officers had not received UK support, the UK minister for Africa, James Duddridge, said the unit had received “strategic assistance” and training alongside personnel from the wider Nigerian police force as part of a programme that ran from 2016 to March this year.
Osamor, who heads the Commons all-party parliamentary group on Nigeria, said: “The government now needs to come clean and explain how and why that funding took place in the first place. They owe it to the many who have been killed by Sars units to explain who made the decision to fund those units and why.”
There were “serious concerns about the level of oversight attached to government funding in this area”, she added. “Amnesty International and several other international human rights organisations have been very clear that Sars have been directly involved in extrajudicial killings, torture and corruption. The UK government either knew that and decided it would fund Sars anyway or didn’t know where UK funding was going.”
A UK Foreign Office spokesperson said: “It is important that the police in Nigeria respect human rights. We have been working with Nigeria to support reforms to ensure this happens”.
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By Ope Okulaja
Tons of palliative items such as thousands of bags of rice, cartons of noodles and other such items were found in several stacks in a storage unit at the palace of the Oba of Lagos HRH Rilwan Akiola.
The hoard was revealed after hoodlums raided and attacked the palace following the #EndSARS protest that had rocked the State.
Following the shooting by soldiers from the Nigerian army of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday hoodlums went amok across the state attacking and setting fire to several centres of commerce and media houses in Lagos. TVC TV station and the building housing Nation publications were set ablaze. Also attacked were the NPA building and the Oriental Hotel in Lekki. Several police stations and banks were also destroyed by arson attacks
The speaker of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has spoken of the great and pressing need to rethink Government spending on the country’s educational institutions.The speaker made this statement while addressing the house during the first session after the resumption of legislative proceedings. He reiterated the need to return the nation’s institutions of higher learning to citadels of superior education.
He further promised to address the issue of police brutality with the drafting of new legislation that enables systems to hold erring police officers to account for their conduct in the performance of their duties.Gbajabiamila also told the House that the 2021 budget will not be signed off unless adequate funding is made for education and for police.While conceding that steps taken so far by the government have not been sufficient to satisfy the demands of the agitators, he said the protesters have raised their voices for a righteous cause and those voices have been heard. He called on them to move their agitations from the chaos of the streets to a round table for discussions on the way forward and asked them to not allow the protests to be hijacked by troublemakers seeking to cause chaos.This statement will some a level of victory for the #EndSARS protesters as some of the points listed in their demands presented to the federal government were addressed in the Speaker’s statement. Nevertheless it remains to be seen if the government is serious and honest enough to actually carry out their various commitments and address all of the demand made by the agitators.
Sanwoolu declares 24hrs curfew in Lagos State from 4pm today
Meanwhile the Lagos State Government Babajide Sanwoolu has declared a 24 hour curfew throughout the state. This the Governor said was to prevent the breakdown into anarchy and chaos, and to prevent further threats to life and property as a result of the ongoing Endasars Protest.He expressed his concern that the peaceful demonstrations have been hijacked by criminals and miscreants who are hiding under the protests to unleash mayhem on the state.There have been several acts of arson, looting and attacks throughout the state and a few police stations around Lagos have been set on fire.
The ‘End SARS’ protesters have has released a fresh list of ’23 demands’ President Buhari’s government must meet before the protests sweeping across Nigeria can be called off.The protests which initially started as a campaign against the high handedness and brutality of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Police Force by a growing army of Nigerian Youths across the country have now evolved into a conscious citizen movement against bad governance.The protests have attracted much admiration and wide support from many older Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora for the peaceful, orderly and well organised fashion the protests have so far taken.Several celebrities such as Wizkid, Falz, Riwa Savage and Davido have emerged as the public faces of the protests although no clear leader has been named or identified.A.couple of major Preachers such as the RCCG’s Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Sam Adeyemi of have spoken out publicly in support of the protestersOffshoot protests ahainst the dreaded unit have taken place in London, Manchester, and Dublin.There have also been protests in Washington DC, US and in Canada and many more are being planned in several areas and regions of the UK and in Nigeria.So far, the protests have spread to many areas of both Lagos Mainland and Island, Ogun State, Edo state, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo states and Abuja.List of what Nigerian youths want the federal government to do before they can call off their protest;1. End SARS2. Sack security chiefs3. Improve security4. Full deregulation of the oil and gas sector to allow more investments for job creation5. Immediate passage of PIB6. Full deregulation of the power sector to allow investment capital flow to generate, transmit and distribute more power and create jobs7. Should hands-off petroleum pricing to enable free-market determination of pricing8. Close our northern borders to stop the free entry of Fulani herdsmen and bandits9. Inclusive government for all tribes and regions of Nigeria with 50 percent youths in charge of governance10. Allocate more funds to the education sector to provide better teaching tools and to pay better salaries to end ASUU strikes11. Change our academic curriculum to reflect modern-day realities12. All politicians should be placed on minimum wage to attract genuine public servants13. Migrate to 100 per cent electoral reforms with electronic voting tied to our BVN and GSM14. Return Nigeria to regional governance structure or restructure the country and embrace true federalism. States autonomy must be paramount.15. Disband the bi-cameral legislature and adopt uni-cameral16. Immediately reform Nigeria Police Force and let every state or region create its own police service.17. No more budget for running private affairs of elected and appointed public servants18. Enthrone university education as a minimum qualification for public office holders at all levels of government from the president to local government and ward chairpersons19. Strip ex-governors and all elected and appointed public servants of all benefits after office.20. Increase salaries of our doctors, nurses, teachers, police, military officers, and civil servants21. Government should hands-off ownership and management of businesses at all levels.22. Name and shame looters and make criminal offenders, and looters face trial in their home states and villages to shame them and their families.23. Stop foreign medical trips for public servants. Let them be treated here in Nigeria. When last did you hear an American President or a British Prime Minister visit Nigeria for medical tourism?Although the IG of Police took the unprecedented step to disband the SARS just a few days after the protests commenced, no word has been heard from President Buhari to address the protests or to reassure the nation.
There has however been speculation that the army could be called upon to quell the protests. A move that many have warned could be counterproductive and backfire by pushing the protests to take on a violent and bloody turn.