The US has condemned “military forces firing on unarmed protestors in Lagos”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tweeted using the #EndSARS hashtag.
The Nigerian military has denied that it was involved in the shooting of protestors in Nigeria’s largest city on Tuesday.
Amnesty International said 12 people were killed when security forces opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.
“Those involved should be held to account under the law. We extend our condolences to the victims of the violence and their families,” Mr Pompeon added.