How #EndSARS debate was secured for discussions in houses of UK Parliament

The #EndSARs debate secured discussion in UK parliamentary house on 23rd November 2020.

Silas Ojo, a British Nigerian, had created the petition on 12 October 2020 in response to protests by Nigerians worldwide to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Silas Ojo, a British Nigerian, created the petition in response to protests by Nigerians worldwide to end SARS.

It was not until the date, 20th October 2020, the day of the #LekkiMassacre did the petition become eligible for discussions in parliament.

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“We will continue to work with the Nigerian Government”: UK #EndSARS parliamentary discussions to sanction Nigeria leads to dead end

A group of MPs gathered in parliament on 23 November 2020 to address Diaspora Nigerians’ request to sanction certain known individuals within the Nigerian Government and security forces, following the #LekkiMassacre – that left an uncertified number of people dead.

Majority of the group, led by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, argued the case for Nigerian civilians to be heard since over Continue reading