Kate Osamor, a member of the United Kingdom parliament who joined her colleagues to debate on possible sanctions against the Nigerian government succeeding the mayhem which during the #ENDSARS.
Has proposed that the UK’s -funded training for former operatives of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) which she said went on despite previous indictments of the squad should be halted.
According to her, the #EndSARS crisis was “regrettably serious”.
Today, we need to consider how the government responds to both the movement itself and the violent actions of the Nigerian regime
We must also take this opportunity to look beyond sanctions into how development funding is spent in Nigeria.
Instead of funding corrupt security agencies and investing in projects which do not benefit ordinary Nigerians, we need a new focus on poverty relief and anti-corruption programmes.
At the very moment in which Amnesty International had declared SARS units to have been involved in extra-judicial killings, corruption and torture, the government was using the budget to train and equip those units.