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POLICE BRUTALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE: A STUDY OF THE END SARS PROTEST IN NIGERIA
This research work examined police brutality and human rights abuse: A study of the end SARS protest in Nigeria. The issue of police brutality and human rights abuse is an issue of global concern especially as it affects its operation within the shores of Africa, particularly in Nigeria. The way policemen treat members of the public on the highways and in custody are very alarming and disheartening because it is anti-human right preservation in nature. Members of the public are treated like animals and dehumanize by subjecting them to cruel treatment especially in a bid to extract confession from suspected criminals. The study is limited to police brutality and human rights violation, a study of the END SARS protest in Nigeria. The study made use of qualitative research method and this was based on case studies generated from the interviews conducted by Amnesty International across states in Nigeria on issues of police brutality and human rights abuse. The following recommendations are put forward for this study; there is the urgent need to improve the training of the police in terms of human rights observance. The teaching of human rights education should be made compulsory at all levels of education in the country, most especially in Police Colleges and their academies. The police authorities must place emphasis on the teaching of human rights during their training of Constable Police recruits who are most often culpable of committing violations of rights.
Keywords: Police brutality, Human rights abuse, SARS, End SARS, Nigeria.