The British High Commission, in a tweet on Monday condemned the act of violence and attack leveled on peaceful #EbdSARS protester last Tuesday attack at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, where it was revealed by eyewitnesses that the soldiers opened fire on protesters around 7 pm.
It therefore appeals to all Judicial Panel Inquiry to collaborate with relevant stake holders to see that the Lekki shootings and wanton looting across Nigeria in the last one week be efficiently probed.
“ We remain concerned by acts of looting and violence in Nigeria and urge security services to use restraint as order is restored .
“ Working with all stakeholders , judicial panels of inquiry must investigate all incidents , including Lekki and ensure accountability for crimes. # EndPoliceBrutality ”
Unidentified uniformed men had opened fire on unarmed demonstrators against police brutality at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.
The incident attracted global outrage with local and international civil rights organisations and personalities condemning the attack.
The Lagos State Government subsequently set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to look into the incident and grievances of victims, while calling on the public to come forward with memoranda for discussion.
According to the state government, the panel would commence sitting on Tuesday ( tomorrow ) from 10 am to 4 pm at the Lagos State Court of Arbitration in the Lekki Phase 1 area of the state.
Other Panels of Inquiry had also been set up both at the Federal and State Government levels to investigate other cases of rights violation in the country.