The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, said two policemen, three Soldiers, one prison official, one Air Force personnel, a staff of Borno Ministry for Agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF had been arrested for alleged abuse of Internally Displaced Persons.
Mr Idris revealed this at Inspector-General of Police Conference in Abuja on Tuesday as he added that the force would liaise with the Army and Air Force to make their men available for a thorough investigation.
Recall that the Human Rights Watch, HRW, In October published a report accusing security officials of raping and abusing young girls and women in various IDP camps.
The report brought about outrage all over the country, with President Muhammadu Buhari ordering for immediate probe into alleged abuses.
This made the IG set-up a special investigation panel to follow up on the cases. Idris said that after the investigation, any suspects found guilty of the offence would be dismissed and taken to court for prosecution.
“We are going to conduct a thorough investigation and if anyone is found guilty we will dismiss him then take him to court,”he said.
He said that the police had put in place some mechanisms, including the deployment of female police officers to IDPs camp to check future occurrences.
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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