Hold perpetrators of riots in Nigeria accountable – Hanna Tetteh

Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, the Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), has called for a thorough investigations into the ongoing disturbances in Nigeria. 

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said the perpetrators must be held accountable for their actions that resulted in the bloody disturbances in the oil-producing West African nation.

Ms Tetteh in multiple tweets said “I join the UN Secretary General in expressing condolences to the bereaved families and wishing a speedy recovery to those injured and calling on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.”

She added “The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation.

“He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.”

“The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence,” her third tweet said.

Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the people of Nigeria to end the riot.

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He said violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the cure to the issues that have arisen.

Mr Akufo-Addo in a Facebook post said he has been in constant touch with President of Nigeria, Muhamaudu Buhari over the disturbances.

“I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria.

“I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution.

“To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he said on Wednesday October.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana