By Joy Odor
The Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria (AFRPN) has joins the rest of the world in condemning the killing on of an African American, George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, USA.
In a press statement made available to newsmen by the President of the Association, Ambassador (Dr) Gani Lawal considered the act as barbaric and unacceptable, especially as it is smacked of racism and condemned racism in all its ramifications.
The AFRPN regards the US as a model democracy and therefore custodian of the protection of fundamental human rights of all peoples irrespective of their colour, religion, geography, tribe and others.
The AFRPN called on all relevant institutions as well as the Government of the US to
ensure justice for Mr. Floyd and all other cases that border on racism.
It also called all peace loving entities in the US not to allow the gains of the toil for equal treatment of all citizens in accordance with the law irrespective of colour or creed to be reversed by police brutality.
The AFRPN enjoined all the protesters to ensure a peaceful protest without resorting to violence and any form of destruction to life and property.