Nigeria Police officers get human rights training


Human rights abuse by Nigeria police officers

Nigeria police officers abuse a citizens human rights

Sixty two Nigeria Police officers trained on human rights studies to improve their human rights records.

Sixty-two Police officers attached to the Nigerian Police Railway Command in Lagos got human rights training over the weekend

The training was organised by the Crime Victims Foundation. The Executive Director of the Foundation, Gloria Egbuji, said that the officers had acquired basic knowledge and skills on human rights, which would improve their relationship with the public.

“These officers join more than three thousand other officers we have trained on human rights, and we believe that with the knowledge they have acquired, they will relate with the public better and ensure that both the rights of suspects and the victims are upheld,” she said.

She also urged members of the public to support the police to do their work professionally.

“Policing is a huge challenge and the officers cannot do the work alone. They need finance, as what they have is not enough compared to the growing challenges they face,” she said.

The Commissioner of Police, Railway command, Saba Ndagi, expressed delight over the training programme.

He said that the training was in line with the vision of the police force to transform its officers into world class force that respects human rights and dignity.

“The Inspector General of Police frowns at torture of suspects and other inhuman treatment by policemen. As officers, we are friends to the public and this human rights training will help us do our work better,” he added.

The graduates expressed their gratitude to the force for the opportunity to be part of the programme, and they were presented with certificates of merit as proof of attending the training.

Culled from Daily Times