Lagos - A majority of victims of human rights violations in Nigeria
do not report incidents against them, a development that leads to a recurrence
of such infringements.
This is according to a public opinion poll, which also
fingers police as the worst violators.
This is further corroborated by the Amnesty International
Report of 2015 that almost 1 billion naira (US$5 million) has been paid out as compensation
to victims of human rights violations by the Nigerian police.
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According to NOIPolls, 76 percent of Nigerians do not report
the breaches on their rights.
“As such, these rights are violated every day and these
situations remain overlooked,” researchers said.
NOIPolls said violators should be diligently prosecuted to
serve as a deterrent to others.
This, the polling firm said, could be achieved rapidly by
putting modalities in place for the proper enforcement of the laws that ensure that
human rights are protected and promoted.
– CAJ News
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- CAJ News