Investigation of other police units – Human rights groups

Following the setting up of Panel of Inquiry by Governor Bala Mohammed to investigate human rights abuses by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Bauchi state, human rights organizations have lamented the exclusion of petitions levelled against another police unit, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) which is alleged to have brutalized residents and committed several other human rights violations in the state.

In a letter addressed to governor and shared with newsmen at the weekend, Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI-NIGERIA) in collaboration with Cleen Foundation, and Network on Police Reform In Nigeria lamented the exclusion of RRS activities in the committee’s investigation.

Writing on behalf of the human rights groups, Managing Director of PIDI-NIGERIA, Mbami Iliya said that the governor omitted the investigation of RRS activities in the terms of reference given to the investigative panel despite their alleged notorious activities in the state.

Source: TodayNg

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