Systematic violations of rights

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Workers' rights violations


On 5 April 2020, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, a member of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum Workers (NUPENG), was shot dead while at work by a police officer on COVID-19 enforcement patrol in Abia State. Okameme was a petrol attendant employed by Greenmac Energy in Aba City. NUPENG has long denounced the heavy-handedness of the police in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic lockdown regulations and the use of disproportionate force by security forces during the lockdown. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) declared that the police and other security forces killed eleven people during the enforcement of the COVID-19 lockdown and violated human rights, including through unlawful arrests and torture.

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