Nigerian Police Biggest Violators of Human Rights – Survey Reveals

The Nigerian police may be your friend, but a recent survey has revealed that they are most likely to violate human rights.

Up to 3 in 10 Nigerians say police violated their rights, according to a survey by NOIPolls to mark World Human Rights Day.

The government and other security officials come second and third human rights violators respectively for a combined 29% of Nigerians.

According to the respondents, the right most violated is “dignity of human person,” leading the way by 22% of the votes.

The next most violated right is “freedom of movement” and “compensation for property compulsorily acquired”.

NOIPolls conducted the survey in 2016 and says its findings are still as valid as two years ago.

“Despite the efforts to protect it, hostility toward human rights and those who defend it continues to rise,” it said.

“As a result, this year’s Human Rights Day advocates for everyone to stand up for their rights and those of others – civil, economic, political and cultural rights.”


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