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Ninth Press Release


CSOs Raises Alarm Over Citizens’ Disregard For Covid-19 Protocols
DailyTrust
The CSOs under the aegis of the COVID-19 Nigeria Security Support Group (NSSG), many Nigerians have abandoned the use of facemasks and physical distancing as preventive measures, hence the need for measures to change the narrative.


Experts seek openness in management of COVID-19 pandemic
Guardian
Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Dr. Benson Olugbuo, who spoke on behalf of the CSOs, said its observers in different parts of the country reported that Nigerians had become tired with the non-pharmaceutical methods of preventing the spread of the virus through wearing of face masks and adhering to physical and social distancing.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation, 40 CSOs Recommend Anti-Body Testing To Reduce COVID-19 Stigmatisation
CSOMedia
Extra-judicial killings by security agents have reduced, there has been a spike in human rights violations and mass killings in different parts of the country by non-state actors as a result of the activities of bandits, insurgents and conflicts between farmers and herdsmen.


Coalition of CSOs observe Nigerians defy the use of Facemasks and Social Distancing as preventive measures of Covid-19; Calls for sensitization of rural communities
NewsbriefNG
Our observers in different parts of the country reported that Nigerians have become tired with the non-pharmaceutical methods of preventing the spread of the virus through wearing of facemasks and adhering to physical and social distancing.


Upsurge in the cases of coronavirus disease in Nigeria is alarming
NewsGhana
CLEEN Foundation, Nigerians have expressed worry about the manner in which many Nigerians have abandoned the use of Facemasks and Physical Distancing as preventive measures in the fight against COVID-19.


The upsurge in the cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria is frightening notwithstanding stratagems by the Government to contain its spread across the country
Diamondbead Newspaper
This is a worrisome development and may be counter-productive to the measures adopted by other states to end the Covid-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 protocols: Coalition expresses concern on compliance among Nigerians
NNN
The coalition also observes that attitudes of some groups across the country to social or physical distancing directives as preventive measures against COVID-19 virus are worrisome. Dr Benson Olugbuo, Executive Director of Cleen Foundation, made this observation in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.


COVID-19 protocols: Coalition expresses concern on compliance among Nigerians
The Sun Newspaper
Olugbuo expressed concern that most directives had been disregarded by most of the residents across all the regions with only very few persons adhering to the use of face masks.


COVID-19: 38 CSOs Decry Gross Disregard Of Preventive Guidelines By Citizens, Security Agents
Globalsentinel
In the North Central region, citizens do not make use of facemasks in public places. The six Area Councils in the FCT witnessed a low to moderate compliance in the use of facemasks and physical distancing guidelines



First North Central Regional Press Release


CSOs Observe Increase in Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Citizens’ Apathy in North-Central Nigeria; Calls for Multi-Sectoral Coordination in the Fight against Coronavirus Pandemic
WOW Radio
CLEEN Foundation observers from 30th March to 4th May 2020 (initial total lockdown phase/ period) reported partial level of compliance across the six states and the FCT in the North Central geopolitical zone.


COVID-19: CSOs raise alarm over increase in SGBV in North-central
Quicknews Africa
Olugbuo said the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria, with Benue State leading the roll-call of violence against minors.


COVID-19: 38 CSOs Decry Rising Cases Of Sexual Violence In North Central
Globalsentinel
The CSOs said incidents of rape and other sexual and gender-based crimes multiplied across the geopolitical zone, especially Benue state, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. This was contained in a statement signed by Benson Olugbuo, Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation and Convenor, COVID-19 Nigeria Security Support Group and 37 other CSOs and groups.


COVID-19: CSOs Observe Increase in Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Citizens’ Apathy in North-Central Nigeria; Calls for Multi-Sectoral Coordination in the Fight against Coronavirus Pandemic
9News
This report documents developments from 30th March to 30th June 2020 in the North Central states of Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and the


The Shadow Pandemic: Gender-based violence and COVID-19
SkyeRadio
This witnessed a gradual relaxation to the guidelines and made security personnel less stringent in enforcing government directives which prompted citizens’ low compliance with the imposed guidelines.


Coronavirus: CSOs Observe Increase in Sexual and Human Rights Violations; Calls for Establishment of Covid-19 Testing Centres
NewsbriefNG
Two-night clubs and the popular Jabi Lake Mall were shut down within the Abuja municipal council following non-compliance to government directives.


COVID-19: CSOs Observe Increase in Sexual, Gender-Based Violence, Citizens’ Apathy in North-Central Nigeria, Calls for Multi-Sectoral Coordination as the virus Rages
CSO Media
To flatten the curve, a coordinated response is required by all citizens with support from the Federal and all state governments in the region.



CLEEN Foundation Mobile Application Officially Launched for Monitoring & Documentation of Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria


CLEEN Foundation launches mobile app to monitor human rights abuses, deepen democracy in Nigeria
The Nation Newspaper
The CLEEN Foundation with the support of the UK Government has formally launched a real-time documentation application known as “CLEEN Mobile”.


CLEEN Foundation Launches Mobile App to Deepen Democracy
BusinessPost
All of the content and data stored in the application are encrypted. The data remain inaccessible unless the application is unlocked thereby providing several layers of security for users, the foundation said.


Foundation inaugurates mobile app to report, curb human right abuses
Realnews Mahazine
The application will also be used to monitor the conduct of security officers deployed for election security management in Edo and Ondo State.


Foundation inaugurates mobile app to report, curb human right abuses
NNN
Cleen Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has inaugurated a real-time documentation mobile application to help monitor, document and report human rights abuses in the country in collaboration with UK.


Foundation inaugurates mobile app to report, curb human right abuses
Phenomenal
Olugbuo said that the application was designed specifically for Android phones with features that aid easy documentation of human rights violations, corruption and conduct of security personnel, especially in the enforcement of government’s directives.


CLEEN Foundation Launches Mobile App to Report Human Right Abuses
Geeky Nigeria
The Mobile application enables data collection through structured forms with capabilities of attaching photo, video, and audio files.


CLEEN Foundation Mobile Application Launched for Monitoring & Documentation of Human Rights Abuses
Diamondbead Newspaper
CLEEN Mobile is available on Google Play Store and will be used to observe the activities of security agents deployed for COVID-19 policing duties throughout the country, the conduct of security officers deployed for election security management in Edo and Ondo States and collection of data on other projects of CLEEN Foundation.


CLEEN Foundation Puts Monitoring Of Democratic Process On The Palm Of Citizens, Launches Mobile App
Mapmedia
The Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) Foundation on Thursday has taken a step towards deepening the country’s two decades of uninterrupted democracy as it launched a mobile application for the effective monitoring and documentation human rights abuses and other related events.


CLEEN Foundation launches Mobile App for monitoring of human rights abuse, others
Newsdiary Newspaper
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr Benson Oluguo in a statement on Thursday, disclosed that the application is a monitoring tool to aid the fight against human rights abuses and corruption, among other features.


CLEEN Foundation Launches Mobile App to Report Human Right Abuses
Skyeradio
The application is designed to work with limited or poor internet connectivity in any part of the country. CLEEN Mobile is available on Google Play Store and will be used to observe the activities of security agents deployed for COVID-19 policing duties throughout the country..


CLEEN Foundation Launches Mobile Application for Monitoring & Documentation Of Human Rights Abuses, Deepening of Democracy In Nigeria
ClearviewTV
The Mobile application enables data collection through structured forms with capabilities of attaching photo, video, and audio files. All of the content and data stored in the application are encrypted.


CLEEN Foundation Mobile Application Officially Launched for Monitoring & Documentation of Human Rights Abuses & Deepening of Democracy in Nigeria
9newsNG
The Mobile application enables data collection through structured forms with capabilities of attaching photo, video, and audio files. All of the content and data stored in the application are encrypted.



First South South Regional Press Release


Lockdown: CLEEN Foundation unhappy with high level of extortion by Security Agents
Newsghana
Security personnel found guilty of extorting citizens and violating human rights should be disciplined appropriately to serve as a deterrent to other erring officers. Those that have excelled professionally should be commended formally.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes High Level of Extortion by Security Agents Demands Investigation of such Practices Across the Country
Skyeradio
High level of extortion by security operatives both within the states and at interstate borders and highways. Noncompliance by citizens to physical distancing and precautionary guidelines by the Federal Government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.


Foundation calls for Investigation of Security Agents over Extortions
Diamondbead Newspaper
Security personnel found guilty of extorting citizens and violating human rights should be disciplined appropriately to serve as a deterrent to other erring officers. Those that have excelled professionally should be commended formally.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes High Level of Extortion by Security Agents Enforcing Lockdown in the South-South; Demands Investigation of such Practices Across the Country
9News
The consensus in the south south region has been the adoption of facemasks as a preventive measure in combating the pandemic following the gradual ease of lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun from the 4th of May 2020


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes High Level of Extortion by Security Agents Enforcing Covid-19 Lockdown in the South-South; Demands Investigation Across The Country
Newsbriefng
This incident led to public outrage by angry youths in the area but peace was swiftly restored by the state government and the Nigeria Army while the soldier who committed the act was promptly arrested. Similarly, on the 25th of April 2020, a tricycle rider was shot dead by a Police officer in Otokutu town in Delta State over an alleged refusal by the deceased to advance bribe.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation urges govt to investigate extortion by security agents
Newsdiary Newspaper
CLEEN Foundation has urged the federal government to investigate extortion of citizens by security agents while enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown in the South-South region and across the country.


Investigate Security Agents over Extortions Spree as COVID-19 Pandemic Rages Nationwide, Says CLEEN Foundation
CSO Media
Extortion by security actors was almost the order of the day in parts of the region as security agents deployed various tactics in collecting monies from residents. These ranged from failure to use the facemasks to extortion of passengers both within and across state borders.




Eighth Press Release



COVID-19: PTF Advised To Expand Membership As Measure To Improve Fight
Nationalnetwork News
Since COVID-19 Pandemic has become more serious than we ever thought and prepared for, the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 pandemic has been asked to expand its membership.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation calls for the Expansion of PTF to include Women, PWDs and Youths for Effective Representation of all sections of the society
CSO Media
Reports and observations across the country indicate a general decline in citizens’ compliance with government directives which include the dusk to dawn curfew, use of facemasks, physical distancing, restrictions on public gatherings and inter-state movements.


COVID 19: CLEEN Foundation Wants Gender Equality, Unbiased Representation of Composition of the PTF
TheDevelopmentNews
The Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) Foundation wants the leadership and members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to have a gender equality and an unbiased representation of vital interest groups to be included in the task force in other to have an effective fight against the coronavirus pandemic.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation calls for inclusion of Women, PWDs & Youths in PTF for Effective Representation
NewsbriefNG
In the South East region, reports received indicated low compliance to the use of facemasks and physical distancing directives across the states. It was recorded that marketers, worshippers and transporters across the states paid little or no attention to these government directives.


Non-Compliance with the Use of Facemasks and Physical Distancing Guidelines
Skyeradio
In the North Central region, reports across the states indicated little or no compliance with the use of facemasks and physical distancing. It was observed within the period that a high level of compliance to the use of facemask was recorded in worship centers, (amongst the Christian and Muslim faithful) in FCT, Abuja


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation calls for the Expansion of PTF to include Women, PWDs & Youths for Effective Representation of all sections of the society
WOWRadio
In the South East region, reports from our observers indicated that adherence to the curfew directive has been effective in some areas and ineffective in other areas within the region. Specifically, in Anambra state, the curfew is observed in areas such as Abagana, Nimo, Enugwu-ukwu, Abba, Enugwu-agidi and Nawfia towns.


CLEEN Foundation requests for the Development of PTF to incorporate Women, PWDs & Youths for Effective Representation of all segments of the community
Diamondbead Newspaper
In the South Eastern and South Western regions respectively, the reports on citizen compliance varied. In the South East, reports from our observers in Abia state indicated that there is reasonable compliance to the state government’s directives on public gatherings as LGA Chairmen have been directed to enforce the directives in their respective domains.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls For The Expansion of PTF To Include Women, PWDs & Youths For Effective Representation Of All Sections Of The Society
ClearviewTV
The Federal and State Governments should prioritize improving public safety and security of the citizens always and in all places, especially regarding the ongoing security issues in the North West and North East respectively which requires adequate attention.


COVID-19 PTF: CLEEN Foundation wants inclusion of women, PLWDs, youths, CSOs
Newsdiary Newspaper
Olugbuo urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritize improving public safety and security of the citizens always and in all places, especially the ongoing security issues in the North West and North East which requires adequate attention.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Calls For More Inclusive, Gender Sensitive PTF Membership
Globalsentinelng
The recent attack in Borno state, North East region on the United Nations humanitarian helicopter on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 by insurgents and the killing of two civilians including a 5-year-old child in Damasak reaffirms the insecurity in the region despite the ongoing pandemic.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls For The Expansion Of PTF To Include Women, PWDs, Youths
PeoplesdefenderNG
Reports from our observers across the six geo-political zones indicate a varied level of compliance by citizens to the dusk to dawn curfew imposed by the federal and respective state governments.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls For The Expansion of PTF To Include Women, PWDs & Youths For Effective Representation Of All Sections Of The Society
TheNigerianPost
The Federal and State Governments should prioritize improving public safety and security of the citizens always and in all places, especially regarding the ongoing security issues in the North West and North East respectively which requires adequate attention.



First South East Regional Press Release


COVID-19: South Easterners wear face mask to avoid harassment — CLEEN Foundation
TheEagle Newspaper
At the latest count, over 12 people have been killed by security agents in the zone as documented by observers and monitors deployed by the justice sector focused Non-Governmental Organisation.


Happenings in the South East during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Naija247news
Reports from drivers and road users over cases of bribery and extortion by security officials rapidly increased during the lock down, all of which were noted by the CLEEN Foundation observers.


COVID-19: People Wear Face Masks to Avoid Harassment by Security Agents – CLEEN
PRNigeria
There is need to provide personal protective kits to security operatives in the region given the rising cases especially with over 10 police officers testing positive to COVID-19 in Abia state recently; The States Governors should consider informal policing groups to support the formal policing groups in the enforcement of the ban on inter-state movement at the borders


Covid-19: Fear of Security Agents in South East in the use of Face Masks as observed by CLEEN Foundation
Newsentinel
Out of 104 complaints and incidents of alleged human rights violations received by the Commission from April 27th to May 3rd 2020, Enugu State had the highest recorded cases with 13 incidents followed by Imo State with 12 cases respectively.


Most Citizens in South-East wear face masks because of the fear of Security Agents -CLEEN Foundation
Newsghana
In the South East, Enugu state topped the list of human rights violations reported during the first week of May 2020. Out of 104 complaints and incidents of alleged human rights violations received by the Commission from April 27th to May 3rd 2020, Enugu State had the highest recorded cases with 13 incidents followed by Imo State with 12 cases respectively.


Many south-east residents wear face masks ‘just to avoid police harassment’
TheCable
In a statement on Sunday, Benson Olugbuo, CLEEN Foundation’s executive director, said many of them are nonchalant to the existence of COVID-19. “Several people in the South-East wear face masks because of security agents and not necessarily to prevent coronavirus spread,” Olugbuo said.


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes that Most Citizens in the South-East wear Face Masks because of the fear of Security Agents
CSO Media
Cumulatively, as at 30th June 2020, South East geo-political zone has 1,414 confirmed cases, 677 discharged and 18 deaths. A breakdown shows there are 310 confirmed cases, 207 discharged and three deaths in Abia state.


COVID-19: People Wear Face Masks in Southeast to Avoid Harrassment by Security Agents–CLEEN Foundation
PersecondNews
The Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Mr. Benson Olugbuo, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, noted that there is also an upsurge in reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence.


COVID-19: South Easterners wear face mask to avoid harassment — CLEEN Foundation
TheEagle
CLEEN Foundation has made a startling revelation that most people in South East Nigeria wear face masks because of security agents and not necessarily to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease.


South-East: CLEEN Foundation Unveils Report On Covid-19 Rules Compliance By Nigerians
Clearview TV
The outcry of these extra judicial killings led to the redeployment of the former Commissioner of Police of Abia State who was accused of inaction in the face of the killings of citizens. In Anambra State, four deaths were recorded involving the Nigeria Police and the State Covid 19 Task Force enforcing government directives.


Covid-19: South-Easterners Wear Face Masks To Avoid Harassment By Security Operatives; Surge in SGBV, Other Human Rights Violations, Says CLEEN Foundation
NewsbriefNG
It was further reported that the security officers at strategic locations including borders were seen collecting moneys from drivers and passengers to allow free movements within and outside the State.


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes that Most Citizens in the South-East wear Face Masks because of the fear of Security Agents and not to Prevent Coronavirus Disease Spread
TheBridge247
This directive was partially complied with in the region leading to the south east governors’ addition of curfews in some hotspot areas. In Abia state, the restriction order was partially lifted in May due to its crippling economic effect on the citizens who are mostly into commerce and trade.


COVID-19: Most People Wear Face Masks In Southeast To Avoid Harrassment By Security Agents–CLEEN Foundation
GlobalsentinelNG
Despite this fact, he said, there are very few reports of security officers who tested positive for coronavirus disease in the South East and its impact on security agents generally.


‘People only wear face masks to avoid security harassment’
TheGuardian
The CLEEN Foundation has disclosed that most people in the South East region of the country only wear face masks to avoid harassment by security agents and not necessarily to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation Observes that Most Citizens in the South-East wear Face Masks because of the fear of Security Agents and not to Prevent Coronavirus Disease Spread
TheNigerianPost
Olugbuo said there is need to educate security agents on non-violent enforcement of COVID-19 guideline



Experience Sharing one-day training programme with NSCDC


COVID-19: NSCDC deploys over 10,000 personnel nationwide to contain spread
Sundiatapost
He made this known at a one-day training programme organised in collaboration with CLEEN Foundation and the UK High Commission on lesson learnt on Covid-19 policing, taking a cue from the UK experience, at the NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja.


COVID-19: NSCDC deploys over 10,000 personnel nationwide to contain spread
Sun Newspaper
He appreciated the ceaseless effort of CLEEN Foundation and the British High Commission for the numerous training programmes organised for the Corps and their concerted effort in addressing the pandemic


WE HAVE DEPLOYED OVER 10,000 PERSONNEL FOR COVID19 CONTAINMENT; SAYS NSCDC BOSS.
nanprwire
That, a new world order is inevitable as nations of the world reposition themselves on how better to mitigate and control the Covid-19 pandemic. He made this known at a one day training programme organized in collaboration with CLEEN FOUNDATION and the UK High Commission on lesson learnt on Covid-19 policing, taking a cue from the UK experience, at the NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja.



Seventh Press Release


CLEEN Foundation Raises Alarm Over Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Calls for Government Action
CSO Media
CLEEN Foundation uses a triangulation approach involving the collection of primary data by our 36 state and FCT coordinators and observers in the 774 LGAs tracking Covid-19 developments across the country through reliable secondary sources of information.


Catalogue of rape cases in Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdown – Report
StarConnectMedia
In the South-West region, there were two (2) media reported cases of rape of two (2) young girls in Oyo and Ekiti States respectively. Unfortunately, the victim in Oyo was murdered in cold blood while report from Ekiti indicated that some of the suspects were apprehended


CLEEN Foundation Observes Sexual and Gender Based Violence Epidemic within a Pandemic
WOW Radio
In Lagos State, South West region, it was reported that compliance with the curfew is low as many citizens are observed moving on the road after the designated time, though personnel of the Nigeria Police Force were making efforts in some areas to enforce the curfew.


Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls, and Its Aftermath: Realities, Responses, and Required Resource
Diamondbead Newspaper
CLEEN Foundation uses a triangulation approach involving the collection of primary data by our 36 states and FCT coordinators and observers in the 774 LGAs tracking Covid-19 developments across the country through reliable secondary sources of information.


CLEEN Foundation Raises Alarm Over Sexual and Gender Based Violence Epidemic within a Pandemic
NewsbriefNG
CLEEN Foundation uses a triangulation approach involving the collection of primary data by our 36 state and FCT coordinators and observers in the 774 LGAs tracking Covid-19 developments across the country through reliable secondary sources of information.


COVID-19: Insecurity, Sexual Violence And Non-Compliance To Safety Measures On The Increase Nationwide–CLEEN Foundation
GlobalsentinelNG
According to the NGO, there is need for aggressive community sensitization and awareness campaigns on the reality of the pandemic and the need to adhere to the health and safety guidelines provided by the government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control


COVID-19 lockdown: Rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls
Skye Radio
CLEEN Foundation observers in the six states in the South-South region reported partial compliance by citizens on curfew and sit at home restrictions by the various state governments.


Sexual and Gender Based Violence: CLEEN Foundation calls for govt action against perpetrators, support for victims, survivors, families
Worldstagegroup
CLEEN Foundation uses a triangulation approach involving the collection of primary data by our 36 state and FCT coordinators and observers in the 774 LGAs tracking Covid-19 developments across the country through reliable secondary sources of information.


CLEEN Foundation Wages War Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence amidst COVID-19
NewsGhana
In the Federal Capital Territory, the Ministerial Taskforce team on the enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions arrested some persons in drinking bars within Kubwa and Dutse Alhaji axis of Bwari Area Council for violating the curfew order.



Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines For Law Enforcement Officers



COVID-19: IGP unveils operational guidelines for Police, other law enforcement officers
TheNation
The guidelines were developed in collaboration with CLEEN Foundation and the United Kingdom High Commission as per of measures to foster a more harmonious relationship between the Police and members of the public, deepen respect for the rights of citizens, provide a new set of policing tools for tackling emerging crimes


COVID-19: IGP unveils protocols, guidelines for Police, other law enforcement officers
Guardian
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday unveiled operational guidelines for the police and other law enforcement agencies on COVID-19 prevention enforcement duties. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with CLEEN Foundation and the United Kingdom High Commission


PHOTOS: IGP Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines For Law Enforcement Officers
Channelstv
The police boss is optimistic that the also fight crimes such as domestic violence, rape, child molestation and other incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).


IGP Adamu unveils new guidelines for COVID-19 prevention enforcement duties
ICIRNigeria
Adamu also ordered the strengthening of the Gender-Desk Units and the Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWCs) across the country and the deployment of investigative assets to deal with gender related offences.


COVID-19: Police Reel-Out Measures against Gender-Based Violence
PRNigeria
IGP has also ordered the strengthening of the Gender-Desk Units and the Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWCs) across the country and the deployment of investigative assets to deal with gender related offences. In addition, the Cybercrime Unit of the Force has also been strengthened to deal with cybercrimes connected with the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19: IGP unveils new operational guidelines for police
CornerstoneNews
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has unveiled a new operational guideline for the police and other law enforcement agencies to curb the rising cases of rape, domestic violence, child molestation, and incidents gender-based violence in the country.



Sixth Press Release


COVID-19: Nigerian soldiers allegedly flog food seller to death
PremiumTimes
The food seller, according to the report by CLEEN, was among the 36 people unlawfully killed by Nigerian security officials since the restriction of movement was introduced nationwide to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.


Coronavirus: Security Personnel Beats Elderly Woman to Death
Breitbart
According to CLEEN, the woman became the 36th person in Nigerian to have been murdered by security forces after violating lockdown restrictions.


CLEEN Foundation Calls on Citizens to Cooperate with Presidential Task Force
SecurityandSafetyMatters
The Governors adopted the Presidential measures towards easing of the lockdown in the States.


CLEEN Foundation Urges Nigerians To Comply With COVID-19 Guidelines To Stop Community Spread
PRNigeria
The CLEEN Foundation has urged Nigerians to comply with all precautionary guidelines rolled out by the federal government’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) to halt community transmission of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.


CLEEN Foundation Urges Nigerians To Comply With COVID-19 Guidelines To Stop Community Spread
DesertHerald
CLEEN reiterated it’s call for effective oversight on Security personnel implementing the border control measures, and erring officers found guilty of extorting citizens and violating human rights be disciplined appropriately to serve as deterrent to other officers.


CLEEN Foundation: Poor compliance with PTF rules contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases
TheCable
In a statement on Wednesday, Benson Olugbuo, CLEEN executive director, said a survey carried out by his organisation showed that there is poor adherence to physical distancing, non-compliance to curfew and disobedience to the ban on mass gatherings, among others


CLEEN Foundation Urges Nigerians To Obey Coronavirus Safety Protocols
PeoplesdefenderNG
CLEEN Foundation has asked Nigerians to obey the physical distancing guideline and other established protocols put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.


CLEEN Foundation To Nigerians: Comply With COVID-19 Guidelines To Stop Community Transmission
GlobalsentinelNG
The foundation reported poor enforcement of Government directives on citizens in different parts of the country including riverine communities across the South South region.


Covid-19: Foundation calls attention to safety guidelines, human rights abuses
TheNews
CLEEN Foundation has raised the alarm on human rights violations by security agencies in the course of enforcing Covid-19 guidelines and called on Nigerians to obey the physical distancing guideline and other established protocols put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the country.


CLEEN Foundation Calls For Provision Of Adequate Testing Centers, Says Citizens Must Obey Coronavirus Safety Guidelines
Enduringnews
The state governments need to properly assess the COVID-19 situation in their states with regards to the proprietary or otherwise on the lifting of the ban on public gatherings.


Covid-19: Foundation condemns reported extortion by security personnel on citizens
Blueprint Newspaper
On Ban on Public Gatherings and Citizens Compliance, CLEEN said about 53% of its observers noted low and moderate compliance to government ban on public gathering.


CLEEN Foundation calls for cooperation with govt to reduce community transmission of Coronavirus in Nigeria
Worldstage Newspaper
In the South West region, the adherence to physical distancing in public places particularly in markets, banks, commercial vehicles remained very low across the six States.


CLEEN Foundation Urges Nigerians To Obey Coronavirus Safety Guidelines
Saharareporters
CLEEN Foundation has received a total of 2,606 reports across the 774 LGAs in the six geopolitical zones and these are disaggregated as follows: 1,500 reports on citizens’ compliance to government directives; 765 reports on conduct of security personnel enforcing government directives; 341 reports on human rights violations by security personnel enforcing government directives on COVID-19 pandemic


Nigeria: ‘Why Citizens Should Cooperate With Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 To Reduce Community Transmissions’ – CLEEN Foundation
CSO Media
Sequel to the lifting of the stay at home order, the 8:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew was introduced by the Federal government.


CLEEN Foundation Calls on Citizens to Cooperate with the Presidential Task Force to reduce Community Transmission of Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria
NewsbriefNG
In the South South region of Nigeria, our volunteers observed and reported partial compliance by citizens on the use of facemasks and physical distancing in public places.


Fifth Press Release


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for End to Extortion at Interstate Borders; Urges Banks to Enable Physical Distancing
The Reflection
In the South East, our volunteers have observed moderate compliance to the imposed dusk to dawn curfew in the five states across the region. However, in Enugu state, we observed a low compliance level by citizens especially in the rural areas of the state.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Tackles Police Officers Over Extortions
CSO Media
Compliance to social distancing, use of face mask and hand sanitizer were almost non-existent. During the reporting period most of the states in the North East relaxed the lock down initially imposed to curtail the spread of the COVID19 pandemic.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Action Against Security Agents Engaged In Extortion, Violating Interstate Ban
GlobalSentinelNG
To address the gaps, CLEEN advised commercial banks to set up more branches especially in urban areas with high population as this will support social distancing measures by bank customers,


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for Disciplinary Action Against the Security Officials who extort from citizens at interstate borders
Diamondbead Newspaper
Following the pronouncement by the President, some state governors followed suit by introducing new measures to ease the lockdown in their respective states. As of the time of this release, some states are still undergoing a total lockdown.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation urges disciplinary action against security agents violating interstate ban
The CitizenNG
The report recommended that security institutions and their oversight agencies sustain internal and external disciplinary measures to discipline personnel who are guilty of extorting citizens and violating human rights to serve as deterrent to other officers.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Urges Disciplinary Action Against Security Agents Violating Interstate Ban
PR Nigeria
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Mr. Benson Olugbuo, decrying the complicity of security operatives who allow interstate movements despite the restrictions have resulted in the increase in infection in the affected states.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for Disciplinary Action Against the Security Officials who extort from citizens at interstate borders
SkyeRadio
In some areas in the North-East states such as Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe, citizens were observed complying with physical distancing and wearing of facemasks directives.


CLEEN Foundation Calls for Disciplinary Action Against Law Enforcement Officials Extorting Citizens at Interstate Borders
DNN Africa
In the North Central, our volunteers in the FCT observed partial compliance by citizens to the curfew directives. In Nassarawa state, with Nasarawa LGA as the only local government area on a total lockdown, there was high level of compliance with the sit-at-home order.


Punish Security Agents Extorting Nigerians At Interstate Borders–CLEEN Foundation
PeoplesDefenderNG
CLEEN Foundation continues to adopt a triangulation approach involving the collection of primary data by our 37 state coordinators (including the FCT) and volunteers tracking COVID-19 developments across the states and from reliable secondary sources of information.


COVID-19: Punish Security Agents Extorting Nigerians At Interstate Borders–CLEEN Foundation
TheNigerian Post
Our observers have recorded a total number of 33 deaths since the restriction of movement started.


Road commuters pay between N200 and N5000 to defy inter-state travel ban – group alleges
Guardian Newspaper
Group under the auspices of Cleen Foundation has raised concern over the alleged extortion of money between N200 – N5000 from travelers to allow movement in and out of states by security agents.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for Disciplinary Action Against Law Enforcement Officials extorting Citizens
NewsbriefNG
Our observers in the North East observed that in Yobe state, military personnel were seen forcefully ensuring adherence to the curfew directives in Nguru LGA.


Lockdown: CLEEN Foundation calls for action against security agents extorting citizens at borders
Newsdiaryonline
According to him, the foundation during its investigations identified that there was insufficient testing centers in several states of the federation and no clear indication on the status of our contact tracing, isolation and treatment of patients.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Calls for End to Extortion at Interstate Borders
Thebridge247
In the South East, our volunteers have observed moderate compliance to the imposed dusk to dawn curfew in the five states across the region. However, in Enugu state, we observed a low compliance level by citizens especially in the rural areas of the state.


Fourth Press Release


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement of Ban on Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures
SkyeRadio
Public compliance with the stay at home order by the government before the ease of restriction maintained low/moderate compliance rate according to 69% of our observer reports.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Urges States to Urgently Beef Up Security at Entry Points
Desertherald
The CLEEN Foundation has called on State governments to as a matter of urgency beef up security at the entry points into their states across the country to help checkmate continued inter-state movement and spread of COVID19 through community transmissions.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement of Ban on Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures
DiamondBead Newspaper
It was also reported that personnel of the Nigeria Police Force have had a fair share of brutality from citizens.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation urges states to urgently beef up security at entry points
The Eagle
The Foundation expressed concern that despite government’s ban, inter-state travel, which the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says is the one of the major causes of community transmission and the increasing number of cases, is on the increase.


COVID-19: Foundation urges state govts to beef up security at borders
NNN

The recent increase in confirmed number of the coronavirus cases is reportedly as a result of lack of compliance by both citizens and enforcement agents to both government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) directives.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement of Ban on Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures
WOW Radio
Strict and mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene. Restrictions on social and religious gatherings still remain in place.


Security agents hindering compliance with ban on inter-state movement, says NGO
TheCable
The non-profit organisation said it observed cases of exploitation by security agents, thereby granting travellers access to other states.


COVID-19: CLEEN demands enforcement of ban on interstate travels
Newsdairy
He also mentioned lack of harmonized guidelines or information to citizens on the timelines and procedures for easing the lockdown, and inadequate training of security agents on policing the pandemic at the different levels, among others.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation urges states to urgently beef up security at entry points
TheCitizen
CLEEN called on Commercial banks and other private businesses should prioritize the welfare and safety of customers as they reopen and ensure they do not add to the suffering of Nigerians through their policies.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Urges States to Beef up Security at Entry Points
Metrowatch
As already noted, our observers reported the movement of travelers along the Abuja-Lokoja Highway.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement of Ban on Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures
CSO Media
Increasing interstate movements which has led to the rise in community infections. Extortion of money from citizens by security personnel deployed to enforce restriction of movement


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement of Ban on Interstate Travels
NewsbriefNG
As a follow up on the report released on Tuesday 28th April 2020, CLEEN Foundation adopted a triangulation approach involving collection of primary data by our state coordinators


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement Of Ban On Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance With Preventive Measures
PeoplesDefender
CLEEN Foundation has received a total of 992 reports collated across the six geo-political zones


COVID-19: Foundation urges state govts to beef up security at borders
NigerianNewsDirect
According to Olugbuo, the lack of compliance by citizens to the government’s travel ban on nonessential workers and the increasing interstate movements has led to the rise in community infections.


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement Of Ban On Interstate Travels, Urges Compliance With Preventive Measures
GlobalTimes
He called for the harmonisation of both states and federal government’s guidelines or information on the timelines and procedure for easing of the lockdown


COVID19: CLEEN Foundation Demands Effective Enforcement Of Ban On Interstate Travels; Urges Compliance With Preventive Measures
NigerianPost
In Lagos state, South-West Nigeria, it was observed that the COVID19 Task Force arrested more than 50 fun seekers at Abule Egba area on Wednesday 29th April 2020 for violating the lockdown order.


COVID-19: CLEEN FOUNDATION URGES STATES TO URGENTLY BEEF UP SECURITY AT ENTRY POINTS
Emergency Digest
In South Western states, there have been reported cases of influx of youths allegedly from Zamfara state into Osun and Oyo states.




Third Press Release


Establish more testing centres, face masks, FG told
The Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Mr. Benson Olugbuo, in a statement on Tuesday, listed some recommendations, calling on the Federal Government and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation Calls For The Establishment of More Testing Centres Across Nigeria
Newsbrief
The compliance level in the North East is low as there were no restriction of movements in Gombe, Borno, Taraba, Yobe, Bauchi and Adamawa until early last week when state governors agreed to a nationwide restriction of movement. The restriction of movement in Bauchi began mid-night of Monday 27th April 2020.


COVID-19: CLEEN demands more testing centers; requests urgents PPEs for Security Agents
The compliance to government’s ban on public gathering shows a total to moderate compliance level by the public as 60% of our observers indicated total/moderate compliance, 33% indicated low/no compliance while 7% indicated that the ban on public gathering is not applicable in their states.


COVID-19: CLEEN demands more testing centers; requests urgents PPEs for Security Agents
The government’s stay-at-home order remains on low/moderate compliance in general. Majority of our observers (69%) across the country noted that most Nigerians were seen moving around and carrying out their various activities in different parts of the country.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Demands More Testing Centres PPEs For Health Workers
This is as it call for more testing centres, production of Personal Protection Equipment ( PPEs) for all Health Workers, Security Personnel and all other frontline workers to safeguard them from contacting the Covid 19 and spreading it to the larger society.


FG Urged to Establish More Testing Centres, Face Masks
PR Nigeria
This was appeal was made in the latest report by CLEEN Foundation, detailing its observations in the ongoing lockdown measures put in place by Federal and State governments across Nigeria.


COVID-19: CLEEN Demands More Testing Centers; Requests Urgent PPES For Security Agents
Peoplesdefender
As a follow up on the report released on Monday 20th April 2020, CLEEN Foundation adopted a triangulation approach involving collection of primary data by our state coordinators and volunteers and tracking developments across the states from reliable secondary sources of information.


COVID-19: CLEEN DEMANDS MORE TESTING CENTERS; REQUESTS URGENT PPEs FOR SECURITY AGENTS
TheNigerianpost
Much of the cause of the spread of the virus has been attributed to the continuous intra and interstate movement of citizens despite the restriction of movement, low compliance to social distancing guidelines and the complicity of some law enforcement and security personnel at different state borders.


COVID-19: Establish More Testing Centres, Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) To Security Agents
CSO Media
According to him, the Federal government and the Kano State government must investigate the recent reports of deaths of persons recorded within a short period in Kano state.


COVID-19: CLEEN foundation calls for more testing centers, provision of PPEs for security agents
Blueprint Newspaper
The Executive Director of the Foundation , Dr Benson Olugbuo in a press statement issued in Abuja said the Presidential Task Force should prioritise the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for security agents as promised by the President during the recent national broadcast.


COVID-19: NGO calls for more testing centres, PPE for security agents
NNN
An NGO, Cleen Foundation, has urged the Federal Government to establish more testing centres and provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for security agents across the country.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation calls for more testing centres, PPE
Newsdiary
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Benson Olugbuo in a statement on Tuesday, also asked the federal government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to embark on aggressive testing of citizens.


CLEEN Foundation Requests the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Security Agents as a Matter of Urgency
Thenigerianvoice
Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic across the country and in line with our recommendation last week for a synergy between the federal and state governments, the governors of the thirty-six (36) states ..


COVID-19: FG Urged To Establish More Testing Centres, PPEs For Security Agents
Globalsentinel News
Federal Government has been urged to establish more testing centres across Nigeria and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to security agents as a matter of urgency.


Second Press Release


Deadlier than COVID-19, should Nigerians be isolated from ‘killer security agents’
TheCable
CLEEN Foundation in particular, have led the way in documenting these atrocities and fatalities, which “brought to the fore the need to re-examine police response in COVID-19 affected countries and to possibly shape police agenda for pandemic policing”, as was articulated by the Programme


CLEEN foundation laments killing of Nigerians by security officials
Blueprint
The Executive Director , Dr Benson Olugbuo in a press statement issued in Abuja said the Security agents must embrace rights based approach to enforce the restriction of movement directives. He said officers of security agencies indicted for human rights abuses should face the full weight of the law.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Advocates Improved Synergy Between, Federal, State Government
Enduring News
We advocate for complete transparency in the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable Nigerians and ensure they reach the poor and vulnerable to avoid the potential security implication of perceived imbalance.


CLEEN Foundation Decries Killing of Citizens by Security Agents
CSO Media
CLEEN Foundation established a COVID-19 Nigeria Security Support Group (CNSSG) which includes state coordinators and volunteers in all the 36 states and the FCT. The state coordinators and volunteers observe the activities of security agents deployed to monitor the restriction of movement within their localities through Tella, an online data capturing application.


CLEEN Foundation Decries Killing of Citizens by Security Agents
Nigeria Democratic Report
CLEEN Foundation, a leading civil rights group that monitors the work of security agencies, has decried rising killings of citizens by security agents deployed to enforce the lockdown by the federal and some state governments across the country in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.


Lockdown: Foundation urges parents, guardians to guard female children, wards against sexual abuse
NAN
Cleen Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has urged parents and guardians to closely monitor their female children and wards during the COVID-19 lockdown, to guard them against sexual abuse and domestic violence.


COVID-19: Over 23 Killed, Several Brutalized by Security Agents Enforcing Govt’s Lockdown Order–Report
PRNIGERIA
The Lockdown which was a measure to halt the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and keep Nigerians safe has regrettably turned out to be deadly with the loss of several innocent lives, reports by the CLEEN foundation has revealed.


Deadlier than COVID-19, should Nigerians be isolated from ‘killer security agents’
The Cable
The reports emanating from human rights groups, especially the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), CLEEN Foundation and International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) about the extrajudicial killings of Nigerians in this trying time is alarming.


COVID-19: Come to our rescue, Ganduje begs Buhari
Blueprint Newspaper
Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led central government to come to the aid of the state government to stem the rising number of COVID-19 related casualties.


No synergy between FG, states – CLEEN Foundation
PUNCH
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum should support and complement the efforts of the Presidential Task Force across the states, CLEEN Foundation said.


COVID-19: Over 23 Killed, Several Brutalized By Security Agents Enforcing Govt’s Lockdown Order–Report
Globalsentinelng

The lockdown order, which was a measure to halt the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and keep Nigerians safe has regrettably turned out to be deadly with the loss of several innocent lives, report by the CLEEN Foundation has revealed.


COVID-19: 23 killed, many maimed by security agents enforcing lockdown — Report
The Eagle Online

No fewer than 23 citizens have been killed, while several others have been brutalised and their human rights violated by security operatives in states where the lockdown order is being imposed by the government.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Wants Transparency In Distribution Of Palliatives, Use Of Rights-Based Approach By Security Agencies.
TheNigerian Post

31% of our observers indicated it was not applicable in their states, 30% indicated no provision of palliatives by government, 18% noted they don’t know, 18% indicated low/moderate provision of palliatives by the government while 3% indicated full provision of palliatives by government.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Advocates improved synergy between, Federal, State Government
CascadeNnews
Wants transparency in the distribution of palliatives, use of rights-based approach by security agencies


Lockdown: CSO kicks against extra-judicial killings, extortion
News Diary
The foundation noted that on human rights incident reports, there were extra-judicial killings and brutality of citizens by security personnel.


CLEEN Foundation Decries Killing of Citizens by Security Agents
NewsbriefNG
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday 31st March 2020 enforced a restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT), for an initial 14 days period while directing citizens in these states to stay at home because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.


COVID-19 PSSC Press Release Launch


Covid-19: CLEEN Foundation launches Public Safety and Security Support Centre
NewsbriefNG
CLEEN Foundation on 1st April 2020 launched the COVID-19 Public Safety Support Virtual Centre (COVID-PSSC) to provide real-time public safety and security information to Nigerians. Specifically, the electronic platform using Tella Application


COVID-19: Cleen Foundation urges security personnel to work within provisions of the constitution
NNN
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Cleen Foundation, has urged the Nigeria Police and other security personnel deployed to monitor and enforce compliance of the government ‘Stay-At-Home’ directives to work within the provisions of the Nigerian constitution.


CLEEN Foundation launches COVID-19 Public Safety Support Virtual Centre (COVID-PSSC)
News Diary
According to the Executive Director, Benson Olugbuo, the COVID-PSSC, which was launched on Wednesday in Abuja is the electronic platform using Tella Application, which will be deployed for reporting compliance by citizens of government directives and rights violations by security personnel.


CLEEN Foundation today 1st April 2020 launched the COVID-19 Public Safety Support Virtual Centre (COVID-PSSC)
DiamondBead Newspaper
We call on personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and other security personnel deployed to monitor and enforce compliance of government directives to work within the provisions of the Nigerian constitution and rules of engagement in policing vulnerable groups and communities during this difficult period.


COVID-19: Cleen Foundation urges security personnel to work within provisions of the constitution
Skye Radio
“Security personnel deployed to monitor and enforce compliance of government directives should work within the provisions of the Nigerian constitution and rules of engagement in policing vulnerable groups and communities during this difficult period.


Covid-19: Be Professional, Minimise Force In Enforcing Lockdown, Foundation Tasks Security Personnel
GlobalSentinelNG
This is just as CLEEN announced the launch of the COVID-19 Public Safety Support Virtual Centre (COVID-PSSC) which it said will will be deployed for reporting compliance by citizens of government directives and rights violations by security personnel.


COVID-19: CLEEN Foundation Launches Public Safety and Security Support Centre, Calls For Collective Responsibility To End Pandemic
Clearview TV
We commend the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its timely dissemination of useful information and indeed numerous corporate organizations and individuals who have contributed funds and other resources to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria. CLEEN Foundation also appreciates the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force and other security personnel in enforcing government’s stay-at-home directives to stop the spread of the disease.