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Nigeria Police Adopt Code of Conduct to Tackle Abuses

The Nigeria police introduced a code of conduct for its officers to deal with allegations of extra-judicial killings and other abuses made by rights groups including Amnesty International.

The code is a “set of guiding principles” and “standards of behavior” for all police officers in the country, Mohammed Abubakar, inspector-general of police, said in the document presented to the public yesterday in Abuja, the capital. The document identifies measures police authorities are taking to conform with international conventions, according to Abubakar.