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SARs Panel to release report on indicted policemen

A protester flies a flag during the 2020 #EndSARS protest that was staged around major cities in Nigeria.

The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigeria police will soon release its report.

Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu gave the hint at the validation of a training manual on mainstreaming human rights into law enforcement in Nigeria.

Mr Ojukwu said the panel was currently compiling its report which would include major findings, compensation, indicted officers and other human rights violations.

He said based on revelations from the panel, the commission deemed it fit to come up with a standard training manual for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security agencies in the country.

According to him, the commission is committed to training law enforcement personnel to entrench in them the culture of accountability and rule of law, as the country cannot afford another endsars protest.

Mr Ojukwu stated that experts in the field of human rights and law enforcement were engaged to validate the manual and ensure robust course content.

Acting Executive Director of a non-governmental Organization, CLEEN Foundation, Ruth Olofin confirmed that continuous training of law enforcement agencies was imperative to conform to global best practice.

Reporting by Bose Ijelekhai; editing by Muzha Kucha