The CLEEN Foundation with support from the Open Society
Foundation (OSF) held Inter-Agency Collaboration Workshop for State and
Non-State Actors on Improving Human Rights Compliance in Countering Violence
The workshop that was held in Maiduguri, Borno state
capital, commenced on Tuesday and lasted for three days.
The event brought together, security personnel from the
military, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, to dialogue
on how to uphold and respect human rights in the state counter-insurgency
Participants at the workshop hailed CLEEN Foundation
and Open Society Foundation (OSF) for organizing the workshop that brought
stakeholders together to discuss and ensure synergy and understanding between
state and non-state actors in the fight against insurgency.
Others participants at the workshop were, National
Human Rights Commission, Police Service Commission, the Civilian Joint Task
Force, Vigilante Association of Nigeria, Hunters Association, the Academia,
religious groups and members of Civil Society Organisations.
ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran, the Head Complaint Response
Unit (CRU), a unit created and assigned the responsibility of resolving
complaints against police officers in Nigeria, told participants at the event,
and also appealed to other Nigerians, to ensure they report human rights
violations and other abuse by police officer to (CRU), assuring that the police
address any issue of human rights violation that is reported.
He said citizen can send their complaints to the CRU
using the following platforms, telephone number for calls-0805 700 0001, 0805
700 0002, for SMS-0805 700 0003, Whatsapp: 0805 700 0003.
He disclosed that those who want to utilize new media
can do so using the following:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com