2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden, called on the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killing of peaceful Nigerian Protesters in the country.
Biden had sympathized with the victims who were shot by the military and he suggested that the government embrace the protesters and hear what they had to say instead of killing them. He said that the US will stand with the protestors who are calling for the reform of the Nigerian Police Force.
In a statement issued Biden said, “I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence. “He said, “The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy.” He added, “I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civil society to address these long-standing grievances and work together for a more just and inclusive Nigeria.”
On Tuesday, the violence that struck the #EndSARS protest across the country worsened, 43 protesters and six policemen lost their lives.
The Lagos State Government confirmed the killings of the peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos. After killing the protesters they carried their corpses in order to cover up the genocidal act.