Statement on Recent Protests in Nigeria
Writers Project of Ghana expresses deep concern over the emerging political security and safety concerns in Nigeria, particularly incidents of violence against protestors. As a writer's organisation with collaborators around the world, including Nigeria, many of our friends and collaborators have been caught up in these incidents that threaten their very safety and lives. Of interest is the reported firing of live rounds against protestors at the Lekki Toll Booth on 20th October, 2020, which has reportedly resulted in many deaths and injuries.
We ask that the security apparatus exercise extreme restraint in their effort to keep the peace, and to respect the fundamental human rights of the protestors.
Writers Project of Ghana stands with our colleague writers and associations in Nigeria during these difficult times and wish them strength and safety.