Economic Fighters League condemns police misconduct but urges citizens to comply with the lockdown directives

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The Economic Fighters League has condemned the alleged misconduct by some personnel of the security forces that characterised the first day of the lockdown in some parts of the country.

According to the fighters’ league, under no circumstance should a civilian be intimidated and assaulted in a way that undermines human dignity in this era as far as modern policing is concerned irrespective of the behaviour of the victim.

In a statement released by the advocacy group, they called on the security forces enforcing the lockdown to step up their game and apply the dictates of the law rather than illtreating defenseless civilians.

“In modern policing and military engagements where civility dictates that armed officers deal with citizens in a manner that shows human dignity no matter what, it is shameful to find our armed officers exhibiting such brutish and primitive behavior,” portions of the statement released by the group noted.

The group added that “the police and military have no right to beat up unarmed and defenseless citizens, not even when the citizens in question have offended. It is the application of the law that is required, not the abuse of citizens as we are seeing. This shameful practice must stop immediately.”

The Economic Fighters League continued to admonish the public to comply with the directives of the President in order to avert any police or military misconduct on them and also help to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as envisaged with the lockdown.

“We continue to encourage all citizens to follow strictly the prescribed preventive measures against the Coronavirus. Those in affected regions of the partial lockdown must abide by the directives and stay at home to prevent a widespread escalation of the pandemic.  It is through togetherness that we will beat this virus, not through oppressive and abusive behaviour, and not by ignoring the preventive measures in place,” the statement signed by Hardi Yakubu, the Fighter-General of the league advised.







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