The Secretary-General, António Guterres has followed the recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.

He condemns the violent escalation on Monday in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries. 

António Guterres expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
  
The Secretary-General also urged the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence. 
  
He encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation.

António Guterres reiterated the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.

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