ADDIS ABABA – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. 

In a statement issued on his behalf Moussa Faki Mahamat has offered his sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. 

He however appeals to all political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law. He further urges all parties to privilege dialogue in order to de-escalate the situation and find concrete and durable reforms.

The statement ended by reiterating the African Union’s commitment to continue to support the government and people of Nigeria in support of a peaceful solution, and encouraged the Nigerian authorities to conduct an investigation to ensure the perpetrators of acts of violence are held to account. Source: Africa6News