‘Intimidation of #EndSARS protesters and civil society groups, worrying’, UK Minister, Wendy Morton says

'Intimidation of #EndSARS protesters and civil society groups, worrying', UK Minister, Wendy Morton says
Wendy Morton, UK Minister

Wendy Morton, who currently serves as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for European Neighbourhood and the Americas, has disclosed that they have received report of the intimidations being melted out to #EndSARS protesters and civil societies by the Nigerian Government.

Morton described the situation as worrying, and stated that the UK government is in communication with President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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She also noted that the British High Commissioner in Abuja has continued to raise concerns about intimidation of civil society groups and peaceful protesters, with the Nigerian government.

“It is a long-standing practice not to speculate on future sanctions as it could reduce the impact of the designations.

“We are aware that some protesters have reported facing intimidation and the British High Commissioner in Abuja continues to raise our concerns about intimidation of civil society groups and peaceful protesters with the Nigerian government”, Wendy Morton said.

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