The Kogi State government has inaugurated a 10-man Human Rights Special Intervention Group (HRSIG) committee to help the victims of police brutality have access to justice.
The committee was inaugurated by the Director-General, Office of the Public Defender and Citizens’ Rights Commission (PDCRC), Abdulahi Zakari, in Lokoja on Friday.
Zakari said the inauguration of the committee was in response to the persistent violations of human rights in Kogi and the inability of the victims to access justice.
According to him, the committee inauguration was a timely response by Governor Yahaya Bello towards ensuring that the rights of the people of the state were secured.
He said the governor had promised to set up a special committee to handle the alleged brutality by law enforcement officers.
The director-general noted that the committee members were drawn from relevant agencies based on their track records and urged them to consider their appointment as a call to service.