Covid-19 Lockdown: Nigerian Security Operatives Have Killed More Nigerians Recently Than Coronavirus —Human Rights Commission reveals
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reports that security operatives have killed about 18 persons in the course of enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown.
The activities of security agents have led to the death of about 11 patients under medical care.
The Human rights commission also reports that it has recorded 105 complaints on various human rights violations within the first phase of the 14-days COVID-19 lockdown declared by the Federal government.
Part of the complaints are extra-judicial killings, violation of rights to freedom of movement, unlawful arrest and detention, seizure/confiscation of properties, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), discrimination, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment and extortion.
The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu disclosed this through its preliminary report on complaints received and monitored between 30th March, 30 to April 13, from 24 out of the 36 States of the federation including the FCT.
While Lagos State has the highest recorded cases of human rights violations with 28 incidents, the FCT, Abuja emerged second with 10 recorded cases.