The United Kingdom Parliament has begun a debate on the fallout of the #EndSARS protest that generated a lot of talking points from most parts of the world.
Having gathered well over 200,000 the UK Parliament set aside a debate to weigh into what went down on 20th October 2020, where an encounter between the peaceful protesters and the formation of military personnel have continued to generate controversies.
The matter was raised by Theresa Villiers, member of parliament for Chipping Barnet.
Villiers said the UK sanction regime gives the country “a powerful new tool to hold to account perpetrators of serious human rights violations and abuses.”
“This petition is being prompted by the disturbing event in Nigeria in recent weeks,” she said.
“The SARS unit has a deeply controversial reputation. Reports of violence and human rights abuses by SARS date back to several years but these latest protests follow a video in October which many believe shows a man being killed by SARS officers.”
She said the shooting at the Lekki tollgate seems like “the last straw” for many and has raised concerns of human rights violations.
The military, which had changed its narrative more than once on its involvement on the said night, continues to remain in the eyes of the storm of whether a live bullets were used on the harmless protesters or not.