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NHRC deploys monitoring units to #EndSARS protests

The rights office asks officials to submit weekly reports from nationwide demonstrations.

• October 19, 2020
#EndSARs Protesters
#EndSARs Protesters (Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The National Human Rights Commission has directed its staff nationwide to monitor the #EndSARS protests and document reports of any human rights violations by security agents or thugs.

The monitoring duties will commence today, the rights office said in a tweet Sunday night. 

The officials are to send a weekly report of the monitory exercise every Sunday evening, NHRC said.

The EndSARS protests continue in many parts of Nigeria despite the government banned of SARS, the police unit blamed for decades of rights abuses and extra-judicial fatalities. Protesters are now demanding compensation for victims and a new set of safeguards against future police high-handedness. 

Read NHRC statement below: 

NOTICE TO ALL NHRC STATE OFFICES AND HEADQUARTERS ABUJA. MONITORING OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DURING THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS.

Please note that at the state & monitoring Dept at headquarters, you are required to go out and follow the #EndSARS protesters to monitor the protests in the various states and Abuja to protect their human rights.

You are to bring reports of any human rights violations by security and law enforcement personnel or thugs against the peaceful #EndSARS protesters. You are to send weekly report of the monitoring exercise.

An officer should be charged with this activity in the state or Monitoring Dept to ensure you send your report by Sunday evening every week. This exercise to go with and monitor the safety of the #EndSARS protesters will commence from tomorrow Monday 19th October 2020.

All reports to the commissions email are to be marked for the attention of monitoring Dept.

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