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UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by ijustdey: 3:04pm On Nov 14
…against FG, police

British govt: Judicial panel must probe Lekki shootings

United Kingdom Parliament has responded to an online petition signed by about 219,743 people asking for sanctions to be imposed against the government of Nigeria and police officials involved in abuses and violation of human rights.

In its response to the petition titled: “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials,” the UK Parliament said it will consider the petition for a debate, as it considers “all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.”

The Parliament said it was waiting for 22 days for a debate date on the petition, stating that there have been 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.

“Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” it said. Meanwhile, the UK Government also said it was waiting for the outcome of investigations into cases of police brutality in Nigeria.

The UK new ‘Magnitsky’- style sanctions regime will target those who have been involved in some of the gravest human rights violations and abuses around the world. In a response given on Wednesday, November 11, the UK Government said it was concerned with incidents of violence.

“We were concerned by violence during recent protests and await the outcome of Nigerian investigations into reports of police brutality. We do not publicly speculate on future sanctions designations,” the British Government said in a statement issued by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

“The UK Government is deeply concerned by violence during recent protests in Nigeria, which tragically claimed lives. Our thoughts are with the families of all those affected,” it said. The statement added that the Foreign Secretary stated on October 21 calling for an end to the violence and for the Nigerian Government to urgently investigate reports of brutality by its security forces and hold those responsible to account.

“The Minister for Africa tweeted on 16 October, noting the Nigerian people’s democratic and peaceful calls for reforms, and again on 21 October, encouraging the Nigerian authorities to restore peace and address concerns over brutality towards civilians. “He reiterated these messages when he spoke to Foreign Minister Onyeama on 23 October. The British High Commissioner in Abuja has also raised the protests with representatives of the Nigerian Government and will continue to do so,” it said.

The UK Government said it welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to disband the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) and the establishment of judicial panels of inquiry to investigate alleged incidents of brutality by the security services. “They must investigate all incidents, including in Lagos, fully,” it said. According to the statement, the minister for Africa tweeted on 29 October, stressing the importance of the police and military cooperation with the panels. “He raised this and the need for the panels to urgently start investigations, when he spoke to the Governor of Lagos on 11 November.

“The UK Government will continue to work with the Nigerian Government and international and civil society partners to support justice, accountability and a more responsive policing model in Nigeria. “We will continue to push for the Nigerian security services to uphold human rights and the rule of law, investigate all incidents of brutality, illegal detentions and use of excessive force, and hold those responsible to account.”

https://www.newtelegraphng.com/uk-parliament-set-to-debate-endsars-petition/

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by vanbonattel: 3:05pm On Nov 14
That's good. They can't be killing innocent people and be getting away with it.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Fahdiga(m): 3:06pm On Nov 14
The whole world needs to rise up and defend humanity. Nigerian government cannot kill their citizens and go Scot free. justice must be served

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Amotolongbo(f): 3:06pm On Nov 14
Good

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Golan007: 3:07pm On Nov 14
I see the matter is not about the fabled Lekki massacre.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by November1857(m): 3:08pm On Nov 14
Buratai and co will definitely end up in ICC prisons !

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by RedNStripes(f): 3:08pm On Nov 14
Good

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by flyingpig: 3:08pm On Nov 14
Good

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Earlystar698(m): 3:12pm On Nov 14
There are many peaceful ways to get rid of a fascist government and economic war against such a government is the best way amongst all these ways! And what is the economic war? It is to stop feeding the economy that feeds the fascist government, it is to take out your own individual brick from the wall of pro-government economy. Halt the food of the devil! Don’t forget that it is you who is feeding the hyena that bites you!


~ quote about bad governance

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by longetivity(m): 3:56pm On Nov 14
Buhari is in trouble

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by BabaOwen(m): 5:18pm On Nov 14
Earlystar698:
There are many peaceful ways to get rid of a fascist government and economic war against such a government is the best way amongst all these ways! And what is the economic war? It is to stop feeding the economy that feeds the fascist government, it is to take out your own individual brick from the wall of pro-government economy. Halt the food of the devil! Don’t forget that it is you who is feeding the hyena that bites you!


~ quote about bad governance
Buhari and his family with his ministers and close aide, Sanwo olu and his family with his commissioners and close aides should all be sanction

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Jostoman: 5:30pm On Nov 14
The international community are the only people who can give justice to those people kill at lekki tollgate. The Nigeria government now believe that nobody can challenge them.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Gabkosh: 5:34pm On Nov 14
Oya, the useless army and dead Buhari should go to UK to lie.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Gabkosh: 5:35pm On Nov 14
Golan007:
I see the matter is not about the fabled Lekki massacre.
You are pained about this news.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by IamWonderful: 5:36pm On Nov 14
Ok

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by sapientia(m): 5:38pm On Nov 14
Ghen ghen ghen

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by rentAcock(m): 5:41pm On Nov 14
It won't change much, but a good start.
Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Brandonx(m): 5:41pm On Nov 14
undecided
Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Eshence: 5:42pm On Nov 14
Nice one I hope we get justice for the dead at lekki tollgate and all over Nigeria

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by seyicodes(m): 5:42pm On Nov 14
Good.. send Tinubu to jail

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Austin4Jesus(m): 5:43pm On Nov 14
UK is even part of the problem we have, they dont mean well for us, we will fix our country by ourselves come 2023.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by sigiyaya(m): 5:44pm On Nov 14
Nothing will come out of it.
Nigeria is a British business conglomerate and the Hausa/Fulani are their business manger
There is nothing happening in Nigeria today that is strange to the British.
Nigeria was design to fail from 1914 amalgamation.

All have you not read the report that the British government was directly funding SARS angry

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by crafteeworld: 5:44pm On Nov 14
will anything good come out from this?

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by Kennitrust(m): 5:44pm On Nov 14
Please someone with the full knowledge of international law should enlighten me on this issue. undecided undecided undecided




Is it not possible for the world power to separate us from the north and any others region that does not belong to south south?





It very obvious, we don't belongs to each other


The north have nothing in common with south except that they can talk like human being do.


Please someone should help explain to the process of getting a separate country...

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by R0kstarr8(m): 5:44pm On Nov 14
abeg they need to look into this matter abeg

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by DamZik: 5:44pm On Nov 14
ijustdey:
…against FG, police

British govt: Judicial panel must probe Lekki shootings

In its response to the petition titled: “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials,” the UK Parliament said it will consider the petition for a debate, as it considers “all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.”


https://www.newtelegraphng.com/uk-parliament-set-to-debate-endsars-petition/
Please quickly bring Buhari and Buratai to book, ban them and their families from entering UK and seize their illegally acquired assets. The evil going on in Nigeria is skyrocketing.

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by desmondidiot: 5:44pm On Nov 14
Wetin dem want debate

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by OLAD042(m): 5:45pm On Nov 14
Long overdue!

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by RomanianNinja: 5:45pm On Nov 14
God will punish the UK for us. Hypocrites. Them follow contribute to naija wahala... Debate ke if I hear say no be just formality

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Re: UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition by obi2eze: 5:45pm On Nov 14
sad

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