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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: 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.