By Kemi Kasumu
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Alhaji Muhammad Mustapha, has assured that officers and men of the command would be more human right conscious.
Mustapha spoke on Thursday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) thereby rekindling the long existing relationship between both organisations.
“As a custodian of law and order, we are at the fore front in defending the rights of the people; therefore, coming to see you is very necessary.
“In the FCT, we will try as much as possible to make our officers and men professional and observers of human rights.
“We are trying to make it as possible as we can to enforce human rights through training.
“As usual, you have given us help in the training of our officers and men, so we are here just to make sure that things work out well.”
Responding, the Acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Mrs Oti Ovrawah, said the commission could not move forward without partnering with the police, “because you are the first respondents; the first human rights defender the people will run to.
“This is why the message is that the National Human Right Commission must work with the police.
“This is because human rights protection and promotion is not just a job for one institution. We all must play our own parts,” she said.