The numerous allegations against the activities of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are about to looked into.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced a public hearing in the allegations of human right violations against the special unit within the Federal Capital Territory.

The Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Oti Ovrawah, said in a statement on Thursday that the idea of the public hearing followed numerous complaints received.

She said the complaints bothered basically on human rights violations like torture, threat to life, access to justice, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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Mrs Ovrawah emphasized that in fulfilling its statutory mandate of promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria, and in line with its standing order and rules of procedure, holding a public hearing on such complaints became necessary in order to adequately address the human rights concerns.

The statement, which was signed by the Head, Media Unit of the Commission, Fatimah Mohammed showed that the hearing will provide an opportunity to underscore some challenges faced by SARS in carrying out its specialized duties while proffering possible solutions.


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