2018 National Human Rights Commission || Press Release

NHRC CONDOLES BEREAVED PARTIES, EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER CONTINUED CLASHES BETWEEN THE IMN AND SECURITY AGENCIES

Posted: 2019-07-25


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has viewed with great concern the incessant clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and security agencies which has resulted in the loss of lives and wanton destruction of properties.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq in a statement in Abuja condoled the families of those who lost their loved ones on Monday in another clash between the protesting IMN members and the Police in Abuja.

According to the statement, the death of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, FCT Command, DCP Usman Umar, a Channels Television journalist, Precious Owolabi, some protesters and others who sustained various degrees of injury in that incident calls for serious and urgent action to address the situation.

The Executive Secretary reiterated the Commission's call on Government and the leaders of the Islamic Movement to consider dialogue as the best option in this conflict. "In a crises of this nature, human right is usually the casualty and as a national institution for the promotion and protection of human rights, we are very concerned that this conflict if not handled peacefully may result in monumental human rights and humanitarian crises". He said The Commission called for speedy trail of the shiite leader El-zaki zaky and government to ensure he receives adequate treatment against the consistent claim by his supporters of his state of health.

The NHRC has been at the forefront of finding solution to the protracted conflict between the IMN and the government over the conflict that has lasted for more than 4 years.

Lambert Oparah

Director Corporate Affairs and External Linkages


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