October 21, 2020

Menendez Statement on the Nigerian Government’s Crackdown on Peaceful Demonstrators

WASHINGTON Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the Nigerian government's response to peaceful protests calling for an end to police brutality:

“I condemn the shooting of innocent civilians in Nigeria, and call for an immediate transparent investigation into the alleged actions of the military.  I stand in solidarity with Nigerians who are peacefully calling for police reforms and an end to government corruption, and call on President Buhari to ensure security forces cease their violent crackdown on demonstrators. Civilian control of the military is a hallmark of a true democracy and the eyes of the world are now on Nigeria and President Buhari.” 


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Juan Pachon (Menendez)