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NGO makes case for Police

Jos – A non-governmental organisation partnering with the police to improve the observance of human rights, Clean Foundation, wants the structural and institutional constraints against effective operation of the Police Force to be addressed to enable them perform optimally.

It also blamed bad governance for human rights abuses by the police, stressing the need to empower them to observe the Rule of Law and protect human rights.

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the foundation, Professor Etannibi Alemika said this, yesterday, at a workshop for police officers on the constraints and opportunities in the protection of human rights by the police organized by the foundation.

He said contrary to the widely held perception of the police as violators of human rights, they are actually meant to defend them as the various fundamental rights were meaningless without an “efficient democratic police”.


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