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ChineseVirus-19: Report human rights breaches on this four lines says NHRC - ITREALMS

In solidarity with Nigerians on the Federal Government (FG) directive for a 2-week lockdown on the Chinese Virus-19 also known as Coronavirus or Covid-19, devoid of human rights violations, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has designated four mobile lines for reporting of any breach, reports ITREALMS.

Since the commencement of the COVID-19 lockdown, media have been awash with clips of human rights violations by security operatives claiming to enforce FG directives.

ITREALMS gathered that the numbers designated by the NHRC for reporting and documenting human rights violations during the implementation of Covid-19 Regulations are: 


2. ‪08179371339,


4. ‪07033398657,

NHRC also directed staff to monitor and document all cases of human rights violations across the country for necessary action.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq, was quoted by the Director Corporate Affairs at NHRC, Lambert Oparah, in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS, as directing members of the public to report by telephone calls or text messages or video to relevant staff of the Commission and ensure that such reports include the location of the violation, date, time of such violations including a clear description of alleged violators and their victims, their gender and vulnerability (if possible, name, Sex,  rank and security outfit of security personnel(s) or official(s)). 

The Commission listed the two states of Lagos and Ogun as well as the FCT where the Federal Government on 29th March gave directives for a 2-week lockdown over the COVID-19 for close monitoring. 

Any complaints of human rights violations according to the Commission should be reported to the commission for documentation and directed for redress to the Commissioners of police of the three areas which include:

i) CP FCT: ‪08033027731

ii) CP Lagos: ‪08033438179 and

iii) CP OGUN: ‪08033438900

iv) Similarly, any complaints of violations involving the Military should be reported to the Commission for documentation and directed for redress to the Director Army, Civil Military Affairs: ‪08057750691.

The statement also called on members of the public to report all cases of human rights violations to the Commissioners of police of the various states and the offices of the Commission across the country .

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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