A police service commissioner said the report contained serious allegations and information that would need to be verified.
“Any police that wants to be successful must have the support of the people.”
“The arrest, trial, and conviction of those prisoners were as a result of strenuous efforts and investigations.”
He added that the tragedy that befell the country during the #EndSARS protests would have been averted if the PPCC was active.
The 2020 U.S. annual report on human rights abuses was published on Tuesday.
The amorphous hit squad took down several important government websites, in solidarity with victims of police brutality.
“The petitions on judgment debts of about N575.8 million were considered ranging from the award of N200 million to ₦120,000.”
“For every visit, we were asked to pay N1,000 as ‘gate fee’ to get to where my brother was detained unlawfully.”
“It is imperative that we maintain solidarity with peaceful protesters in Nigeria demanding justice and meaningful security reform.”
The award which has been running for 29 years, aims at recognising the vital role journalists play and the serious risks they face.