Former US Presidential Aspirant, Hillary Clinton has called on President Buhari to stop wanton killings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria.
This is coming after videos surfaced online showing Nigerian Army firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
Nigerian youths in the past 12 days have embarked on peaceful protests to express their grievances against unchecked police brutality in the country.
They coined #EndSARS and #EndSWAT on the social media to create more awareness and draw the attention of international media to the extra-judicial killings of innocent citizens.
The defunct Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of Nigeria Police Force is known for brutalizing and extorting citizens.
Nigerians demanded that the unit be scrapped while the entire police force be reformed.
The protests in recent days have been hijacked by hoodlums allegedly sponsored by politicians to disrupt the peaceful protests and unleash mayhem on protesters.
The violence on Tuesday degenerated as some thugs reportedly set ablaze a police station in Orile Iganmu area of Lagos state.
This caused Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu to impose a 24-hour curfew on residents.
However, peaceful protesters demonstrated civil disobedience by protesting at Lekki Toll gate despite the curfew.
Military officers launched attacked on the erring protesters by opening live ammunition on them.
Lekki toll gate known as the hub of the elite with modern day infrastructure and stable electricity suddenly went dark as all security cameras and lights were turned off during the gunfire.
Video which surfaced online shows soldiers shooting at peaceful protesters.
Reacting to the reports, Hillary Clinton in a tweet wrote;
I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment
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Clinton’s tweet has attracted reactions from both Americans and Nigerians who shared their thoughts on the violation of human rights in a democratic government