The crisis escalated after men of the Nigerian military opened fire on the protesters which resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.
AU statement was signed and issued by Ebba Kalondo (Ms), Spokesperson to the Chairperson African Union Commission.
The statement said that the Chairperson condoled with the families of those who were killed during the attack and wished those injured a speedy recovery.
Mahamai called on 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,” it added.