#EndSARS: We’re reviewing all evidence, UK speaks on petition to sanction FG
The United Kingdom has said it was reviewing all evidence concerning the petition seeking sanction against the federal government over the #EndSARS protests.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, however, said it does not ‘publicly speculate on future sanctions designation”.
The petition on the UK government and parliament website had accused the government and the police of violating the rights of agitators demonstrating against police brutality.
It urged the UK to implement sanctions that allow “individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted”, saying such would “provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved for human rights”.
In its response on Wednesday, the UK said while it was concerned by violence during the protests, it awaits the outcome of Nigerian investigations into reports of police brutality.
It, however added, “The UK government will keep all evidence and potential listings under close review”.