Thursday, 25 September 2014

Amnesty Report: NHRC Exonerates Nigerian military Over Extra-judicial Killings

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has exonerated the Nigerian military of any extra judicial killings, saying that it has begun probe into the report of Amnesty international which accused the Nigeria police and other security agencies of torture.

According to Leadership Newspaper, The Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, stated this in Abuja yesterday while receiving the Regional representatives for West Africa Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights in his office.

According to the NHRC boss, the commission is already holding meetings with various security agencies in the country over the report, saying that the response which the commission has been getting since the probe was initiated has been positive.

He said, “We have not found any act of extra judicial killing by the military. When we come out with our report, we expect security agencies in the country to punish any indicted officer. The commission is still probing the allegation and after the probe, we will come out with a report. We will continue to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are respected”.

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