The US government has condemned the shooting of citizens protesting against police brutality at the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos state, asking the federal government to prosecute those responsible.

In a tweet yesterday, Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, said: “The United States strongly condemns incidents of military forces firing on unarmed protestors in Lagos. Those involved should be held to account under the law. We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families. #EndSARS.”

On Tuesday night, soldiers opened fire at protesters at the Lekki tollgate. The shooting occurred after the Lagos government imposed a 24-hour curfew. A number of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

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