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14,000 police, 200 civilians get human rights training

By Esther Onyegbula

No  fewer than 14,000 policemen and  200 civilians participated in the Human Rights awareness training organized by the Crime Victims Foundation in collaboration with the Human Rights Education Awareness Centre (HUREC) in Lagos yesterday.

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Speaking at the event, Mrs. Gloria Ebuji, the Executive Director of Crime Victims Foundation said that understanding of human rights between the police and civilians  will provide mutual benefit in quality service in the areas of service delivery, safety and justice.

She said that their NGO in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force have trained more than 14,000 police officers in Human Rights from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police to Constables.

She said: “We have also trained 200 civilians mostly traders in Lagos. We are targeting the 36 states of the country and very soon, human rights education and awareness will be everywhere,” she said.

Barrister Sarah Ene Unobe, the Executive Director of HUREC while commenting on civilian training stated that a democratic society is judged internationally by upholding human Rights tenets, thereby urging Nigerians to enroll in human rights training.

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