SECURITY AGENCIES AND HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATION IN GOMBE STATE OF NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD
Keywords:Human Rights, Practices, Security Agencies, Gombe State, Violations, Nigeria
It is no news that Nigeria, which is arguably the giant of Africa, is known for human rights violations. From its years of military authoritarianism which witnessed the killing of several human rights activists, and since the return to democratic rule, the country’s human rights narrative has not changed. Government authorities and law enforcement agents (the police and the military) frequently engage in various human rights violations, notably unlawful killings, torture, ill-treatment of no crime suspects, forced evictions, interference with the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of association, and violence against women and children are widespread across the country. This has created worrisome threats to lives and government; seem to be grappling with the situation. The broad objective of the study focus on human rights practices and security agencies in Gombe State of Nigeria: An Appraisal, 2015-2022. The specific objectives were to: examine how the security agencies in Nigeria have infringed on Gombe State part of Nigeria and highlight the reformed strategies that can cushion human right conundrum in the study area. This study used ex post facto design while the analytical tools used were mean and Z - test. The study reveals that, security agencies in Nigeria has significantly infringed on Gombe State part of Nigeria. The reformed strategies have significantly contributed to the cushioning of human right conundrum in the study area. In analyzing the phenomenon of human rights practices and security agencies in Gombe State of Nigeria, Marxists theory of the state was employed. The stud recommend improvement in the human right protection and promotion particularly in Gombe State of Nigeria.
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