Strengthening Pan-Africa Citizens Voices for Security Sector Accountability
The report also showed that a total of 105 complaint bordering on violations of citizens fundamental right, illegal arrest and detentions among others were received from 24 out of the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT). The report also showed that complaints of human rights violation were received, documented and classified as follows; extra judicial killings, violation of right to freedom of movement, unlawful arrests, and detention, seizure/confiscation of properties, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), discrimination, torture, in-humane and degrading treatment, and extortion. The development led to accusations that the measures were used by government and security forces to muzzle and trample on the rights of citizens. To put the things in perspective and reassure citizens, the African Centre for Leadership Strategy & Development (CENTRE LSD) with support from Trust Africa under its Governance Programme initiated this project, geared towards Strengthening Pan-African Citizens Voices for Security Sector Accountability (SPaCVOSSA). The project will be carried out in four (4) countries in four (4) Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
The overarching goal of the project is to strengthen the voices of African Citizens in Security Sector Accountability during and post COVID-19