The letter requested Buhari to launch jailed protesters and journalists and to return confiscated passports and authorities IDs and to unfreeze financial institution accounts.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, your people sought to bring peace and justice to their land, and they made Africa and its diaspora proud in doing so,” learn the letter, which was revealed as an commercial in The New York Times on Thursday to coincide with International Human Rights Day. “Yet their peaceful requests were met with state-sanctioned violence and suppression, as your administration meted out unwarranted force against its own citizens.”
Fatal capturing at Lekki toll gate
All army personnel discovered answerable for this incident ought to be held accountable and a “transparent” and an “independent” investigation should be performed into what occurred, the group demanded.
“As people who have supported the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and throughout the diaspora, we cannot be silent when similar atrocities take place in African countries,” the letter added, concluding that Nigerians and Africa “deserve better.”
An eight-person judicial panel has been set as much as examine police brutality and what occurred on the Lekki toll gate.