Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for peace as a judicial panel set up to investigate police abuses in the commercial hub of Lagos begins sittings on Monday. The BBC reports that the investigative panel was one of the demands of the protesters who want police officers accused of abuse to be held accountable. They also want victims of police brutality or their relatives to be compensated by the government. In a tweet, President Buhari said the inquiry had his full support. The African Union last week condemned the protests in Nigeria which saw 69 people killed of which 51 were civilians.