Nigeria Police Force committed to human rights protection, rule of law –IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has reiterated the commitment Nigeria Police Force to the rule of law and human rights best practices in the discharge of its constitutional mandate.
He made the statement at the opening of a two-day human rights training programme organised by the Nigerian police force, in collaboration with Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), a non-governmental organisation in Umuahia on Monday.
According to Idris who was represented by the Deputy IGP in charge of Training and Development, Sani Mohammed; “the fundamental duties of a police officer include serving the community, safeguarding lives and property, protecting the innocent, keeping peace and ensuring that the rights of all to liberty, equality and justice is respected.” To achieve this, he disclosed that an enhanced human rights teaching syllabi were developed to address gaps in the existing police teaching curriculum in police training institutions, particularly the area dealing with human rights principles.
He disclosed also that a human rights training manual was developed as a major resource for the teaching of Human Rights Principles in police training, to further achieve the target objective.
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