Former United States Vice President and presidential candidate in
November’s election, Joe Biden, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari
to stop the killing of protesting Nigerians in the country.
Biden, who commiserated with victims of shootings by the military, said
the government should embrace dialogue rather than killing protesters.
He stated that the US will stand with peaceful protesters calling for
the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
He 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.
“The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully
demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in
“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.”
The violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened
on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives.
The Lagos State Government confirmed the killings of peaceful #ENDSARS
protesters in Lekki, Lagos.
The army after killing the protesters carried their corpses to cover up
the genocidal act.