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To facilitate prompt responses to matters relating to human rights abuse while ensuring top-notch professionalism between the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc has directed the immediate designation of all Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) across Zonal and State Commands as NHRC Liaison Officers and the resuscitation of Human Rights Desks in State Police Commands nationwide.

The liaison Officers are mandated to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act/Laws (ACJA/ACJL) during investigations, interrogations, and gathering of evidence.

The Chairperson, Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr. Salamatu Husseini Suleiman, and other council members paid a visit to the IGP at Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday.

“The visit opened up productive discourse towards engendering human rights practices and ensuring better interface between the Police and the NHRC in a bid to facilitate prompt responses to matters of human rights abuse while ensuring top-notch professionalism on the part of both institutions,” said the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The designation of ACPs as NHRC liaison Officers was in response to the Chairperson’s request to have contact persons at the various Police Commands.

Therefore, the IGP urged the Commission to instruct their officials in charge of various States, to constantly work hand-in-hand with the Police Liaison Officers for seamless collaboration and laudable results.

IGP Baba also expressed his willingness to cement the already established collaboration to fast-track reforms aimed at boosting public trust and confidence.

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