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He wished he had the power to curtail the killings, if not out rightly stop it. Visibly vexed, he said: “The police will confiscate the victim’s property and share the property among themselves. I’ve been arrested several times and I have received threatening messages, but whom do I run to for safety? The job even becomes dangerous for me and my family members. We discovered that police frame victims for armed robbery because they want to cover up. Our government is not checking the excesses of the police. Nobody challenges the police’s impunity.

The petition, written by the Academic Forum of the Islamic movement, was addressed to the UN Resident Coordinator, EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, and Executive Secretary, NHRC.