CAPIO Calls for Sustained Training and Re-Training of Policing Agencies.
The Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO), a human rights NGO, has called for continual training and retraining of security personnel on human rights principles in order to protect Nigerian citizens from human rights abuses related to torture, arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings by security agencies.
The group made the call through her Project Director, Re. Fr. Ambrose Ekeroku, OCD on Tuesday 29th November 2022 at a press conference marking the end of Strengthening the National Actors Capacity and Advocating for Ending Severe Human Rights violations in Nigeria (SAFE) Project. In his speech Fr Ekeroku, reiterated that although SAFE Project achieved remarkable results as set in the project objectives, there are still a lot that could be done under the project which is piloted in three States of Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos. He called on development partners and the Federal Government of Nigeria to prioritize support for training and re-training of security agencies.
SAFE Project was funded by the European Union in Nigeria and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), the intervention was aimed at strengthening the capacity of national actors to address core human rights issues pertaining to torture, extrajudicial killings, and arbitrary detentions.
The SAFE Project was implemented by Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO) in partnership with Advocat Sans Frontiers France (ASF France) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from June 2019 to November 2022. Find details of SAFE Project achievements in the Facts and Figures sheets.