Demand justice for Police Brutality in Nigeria
We have come today to stand in solidarity with our heroes and fallen heroes who are at the front-line fighting for our collective rights.
In Nigeria, civilians are being extorted, raped, tortured, and killed by police officers who are members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad – SARS.
Victims of these crimes are still waiting for justice because the anti-torture law meant to provide justice is not being enforced.
We must take action now to end impunity and demand the reform of police in Nigeria.
Survivors have risked everything to tell their stories and seek justice, while the loved ones of those who have died do the same. But nothing has happened since then. They keep promising us that they will change it, but nothing has happened.
We have heard so many stories of police brutality in Nigeria. For years, human rights organizations and the media have documented and reported cases of extrajudicial killings, torture, and other ill-treatment committed by SARS officers.
Despite a law criminalizing torture which was passed in December 2017, SARS officers continue to act with impunity as if they are above the law.
It is time to finally end impunity for police brutality and torture in Nigeria.
Just yesterday, we see how the government has sent soldiers to kill her citizens in broad daylight. It is heart aching. We must say no to Police brutality