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Centre trains 160 police officers in Abia on human rights

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim. K. Idris

Centre for Civil Society and Justice, (CCSJ), says it has trained 160 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Abia Command, on human rights and other related issues.
Mr Goodluck Obi, convener of the three-day training, said on Wednesday in Umuahia that it was to update participants on global best practices in public interaction.
The training was organised in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force, Abia Command, at the Police Officers’ Mess, Umuahia.
Mr Chikwendu Kalu, Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, in his remarks, stressed the need for all to respect fundamental human rights as contained in the Constitution.
Kalu maintained that the police had the constitutional duty to defend the fundamental rights of every citizens jealously.
He stressed that no society could do without the police, adding that the police was critical to ensure peace and tranquillity.
Mr Hoses Karma, Assistant Inspector-General of Police, ((AIG) Zone 9, commended the conveners and urged Nigerians to continue to believe in the police.
The AIG, who represented the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, noted that the training would help in moulding officers and make them more professional in the line of their duties.
Also speaking, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, the Commissioner of Police, Abia Command, thanked the IGP for approving the training, saying that it would enhance the performance officers.
Ogbizi stressed that with the training, officers of the force in the command were better equipped to deal with issues of corruption and human rights abuses.
The training had as its theme: `Human Rights, War Against Corruption, Conflict Resolution & Sustainable Security: A Way Forward in Democratic Policing’.

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