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We Were Also Brutalised By SARS Operatives, We Need Justice – PWDs Cries Out

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called on members of the judicial panels of inquiry to take appropriate measure to thoroughly investigate the extent of the activities of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led to inflicting of any form of disability to their victims.

CCD Executive Director, David Anyaele who made this call on Sunday in Abuja disclosed that CCD observation showed that many of the victims and survivors of SARS notorious activities are struggling with different forms of disability ranging from physical, mental, emotional, and sensory impairment which are hindering them from participating in the society on equal bases with others.

Anyaele stated: “We are in support of #EndSARS protesters, and efforts to restructure the Nigeria Police Force, as many persons with disabilities and their families, in particular persons with hearing impairment have suffered in the hands of defunct notorious SARS operatives”

“As the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Federal Government of Nigeria resolved in their recent meeting to set up judicial panels of inquiry to investigate allegations of rights violations by police personnel across the 36 States of the Federation and Abuja FCT, we are calling on members of the panels to take appropriate measure to thoroughly investigate the extent of the activities of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led to inflicting of any form of disability to their victims”

“The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended provides in section 42.2 that no citizen of Nigeria shall be subjected to any form of disability. As such any form of disability suffered by any citizen of Nigeria by reason of the activities of the defunct SARS operatives shall be made to be accounted for.”

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He also called on the members of the Panel to make recommendations, where necessary that would address the rehabilitation and reinstitution needs of the victims and survivors with Disabilities and their families to ensure total healing.

The director commended Nigeria Youth for leading the struggle to end the activities of the notorious SARS.

“Once again we commend Nigeria Youths for leading this struggle to end SARS operation.” He added.

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