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Extrajudicial Killings: RULAAC Calls On Police Service Commission To Investigate Recent Cases, Recommend Sanctions, Compensate Victims

-by our correspondent.

Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) has petitioned the Police Service Commission over the disturbing increase in incidents of Police misuse of firearms and extrajudicial killings across the country.

A statement, signed by the group’s Executive Director, Okechukwu Nwangum, said “this development, coming so soon after the experience of the EndSARS protests, is a serious cause for concern and appears to be encouraged by illegal police orders banning civic protests.”

The advocacy group noted that the often-repeated directives to police officers by the Inspector General of Police to use force to quell protests has also contributed to extrajudicial killings across the country.

According to the statement, the situation indicates that the Police have not learnt any lesson from the #EndSARS experience.

“It was never expected that such high number of cases of unprovoked and unlawful police killings would so soon be recorded in Nigeria post the EndSARS protest.” RULAAC noted.


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