The chairman of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat in a communique on Wednesday offered his sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
Mr Mahamat appealed to all political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law.
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He further urged all parties to privilege dialogue in order to de-escalate the situation and find concrete and durable reforms.
In this regard, the chairperson welcomes the decision by the federal government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as an important step in this direction.
The Chairperson reiterated the African Union’s commitment to continue to accompany the government and people of Nigeria in support of a peaceful solution, and encouraged the Nigerian authorities to conduct an investigation to ensure the perpetrators of acts of violence are held to account.