The Nigeria Police Force has agreed to work with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) to address alleged police brutality among other issues.
Abayomi Shogunle who heads the police complaint unit made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday.
CISLAC calls itself “a non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy, information sharing, research, and capacity building organisation”.
Shogunle met the Kolawole Banwo led CISLAC team in Abuja where both parties, at the NGO’s request, agreed to work together.
The development trails repeated calls for police to scrap or reform its Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
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Officers attached to the unit are accused of gross misconduct and unspeakable human right violations. Nigerians use the #EndSARS hashtag online to advocate for change.
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana recently said calls to end SARS were misplaced adding that Nigeria should only reform the unit so officers treat people with dignity.