On Thursday, the US Secretary of State in a statement finally spoke and reacted to the incident that occurred at the lekki toll gate where the Nigerian army fired shots at peaceful protesters.
Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state strongly condemned the use of excessive force by security agents against unarmed protesters in the country and said an immediate investigation will begin.
“We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces.
“Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law,” Mr Pompeo tweeted.
“The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury.
“We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families.
“We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces,”
See tweet below: