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So Far, 18 Are Killed During Lockdown By Security Agencies – NHRC

According to a report by the National Human Rights Commission the law enforcement agents killed 18 persons while enforcing the lockdown ordered by the Federal Government to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

So Far, 18 Are Killed During Lockdown By Security Agencies - NHRC

This was disclosed in a report by the NHRC on the first phase of the lockdown, from March 30 to April 13.

It stated that, a total of 105 complaints bordering on rights violations were received from 24 states during the first phase of the lockdown.

The complaints came from the Federal Capital Territory, Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers and Ebonyi states, the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said.

He added tha, Complaints were also received from Edo, Enugu, Ekiti, Delta Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Plateau and Rivers states.

Complaints received and documented by the NHRC within the period include cases of extrajudicial killings, violation of right to freedom of movement, unlawful arrest and detention, and seizure/confiscation of properties.

He said;

Whereas COVID-19 has led to the death of about 11 patients to date (Wednesday), law enforcement agents have extrajudicially executed 18 persons to enforce the regulations.

This speaks volumes of the protocols and rules of engagement for our law enforcement as well the efficiency level and capacity of law enforcement agents to deal with civil population


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