#EndSARS: SERAP condemns reports of shooting of protesters at Lekki Toll gate


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project () condemned “reports that security agents are shooting at # peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate, . This must stop immediately.”

said: “Under the Nigerian constitution, 1999 [as amended] and rights treaties to which Nigeria is a state party, the are obligated to respect and protect the to life and security of the person, the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly of everyone, including peaceful protesters.”

“We on the Nigeria to order a prompt, independent and impartial inquiry into the reports of shooting of # protesters at the Lekki Toll gate by security agents, identify suspected perpetrators and ensure that they are brought to justice without delay.”

“All the victims must be allowed access to justice and effective remedies, including adequate compensation, satisfaction and of non-repetition.”

on the International Criminal Court (ICC) into cases of attacks on peaceful protesters in Nigeria in the context of #.”

“SERAP believes that substantial grounds exist to warrant the intervention of the Prosecutor in this case. Pursuant to the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor power to intervene in a situation under the jurisdiction of the Court if the Security Council or states parties refer a situation or if information is provided from other sources such as the information that is now publicly available in the country.”