The British Council in Nigeria has been deeply saddened at the outbreaks of violence across the country which have followed protests about police brutality. We believe that young people should have a voice and we work always to facilitate constructive and inclusive engagement. Every Nigerian deserves the right to be heard and to make demands peacefully in a democracy.
From our work with communities across Nigeria over many years, we believe the quest for police reform is rooted in an aspiration to make life better in Nigeria for all and to reflect the evolving needs of its communities. That is an aspiration we support and advocate. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the violence and their families and we stand in solidarity with the people of Nigeria.