The United Kingdom Parliament has has called for the sanctioning of the Nigerian govemnent and the Nigerian army for the violation of the #EndSARS protesters human rights.
The parliament sat on Monday night, November 23 to discuss sanctions to be made on the Nigerian leaders found guilty of commanding and partaking in the gagging of the citizens of Nigeria who took to the streets to protests against police brutality. UK parliamentarians debated the E-petition 554150 (Nigeria: Sanctions Regime).
The session was headed Theresa Villiers MP at the Westminster Debate Hall. This is coming after a total of 220,330 people with over 2,000 residing in the UK signed an e-pettition calling for the sanction of the Nigerian government.
MP for Tonbridge and Malling, the Hon. Tom Tugendhat and other lawmakers in attendance demanded that the UK Government should consider sanctions on the Nigerian government such as visa bans, freezing of accounts, e.t.c. According to them the guilty leaders do not deserve to enjoy what they derprive their citizens of.
In Tungendhat words;
“The UK should not be a safe haven for anyone who denies their own citizens the same freedoms they have come to enjoy in the UK.“
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