A petition to put sanctions on Nigerian government officials implicated in the October 20 killings of nonviolent protestors in Lekki was discussed by the UK parliament on Monday.
Members of Parliament denounced for over an hour the violence that broke out at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, insisting that Nigerian authorities should not be allowed to enjoy the same privileges in the UK that they deny their countrymen back home.

Despite not being present for the proceedings, the Minister for Africa’s envoy stated that he will wait to hear the results of the legal panels investigating the shooting.

Silas Ojo initiated the petition, which attracted over 220,000 signatures, surpassing the 100,000 threshold required for a petition to be discussed by legislators.

Thousands of Nigerians protested in the streets at the beginning of last month, demanding an end to extrajudicial executions by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and police brutality.

At least 12 people were killed on October 20 when soldiers at the Lekki toll gate and Alausa engaged peaceful protestors, turning the protests in Lagos violent, according to Amnesty International.

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