Press Release

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will commence a nationwide audit of detention centres beginning this month of June.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq disclosed this in Yola, Adamawa state at a midterm review meeting of the NHRC/UNHCR/IDP Protection Monitoring Project.

The NHRC boss said the exercise is in fulfillment of the Commission’s mandate to ensure that detention facilities across the country are run in line with the applicable Nigerian Constitutional requirement and in accordance with the UN Minimum Standards for detention centers.

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