Nigeria: No justice for the dead

Nigeria: No justice for the dead

Index Number: AFR 44/001/2013
Date Published: 5 February 2013
Categories: Nigeria

The government of Nigeria must take steps to prevent deaths resulting from excessive or unlawful use of force and firearms by the police; to investigate deaths where they occur, in line with internationally recognized procedures; and to ensure that appropriate disciplinary measures are imposed where merited. This briefing examines the lack of accountability of police in Rivers State for the excessive, disproportionate and unnecessary use of lethal force and the lack of adequate investigation under the Rivers State Coroners’ Law.

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