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YouthHubAfrica launches toll-free number for citizens to report police brutality

YouthHubAfrica launches toll-free number for citizens to report police brutality
October 20
22:18 2021

YouthHubAfrica, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched a toll-free number for Nigerians to report cases of police brutality.

Rotimi Olawale, coordinator of the toll-number project, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Olawale said the toll-free number was launched in partnership with three other organisations — Onelife Initiative, Foundation for Investigative Journalism, and Cedarseed Foundation.

According to him, the initiative will also help to improve the response to reports on rights violation, especially for residents of Ebonyi, Oyo, Bauchi and the the federal capital territory (FCT).

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“The toll-free number will help to expand the civic spaces in three states and the FCT in tracking government’s #EndSARS promises and to reduce human rights violation in the states,” the statement reads.

“The toll-free number 0800 – YOU – MATTER (0800 – 968 – 628837) can be called from any network in Nigeria.

“On this anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, the consortium hopes that the toll-free line in relation to other activities within the project will — mobilise actions that will track human
rights violations, particularly police brutality in Nigeria and ensure that appropriate authorities are involved; support Nigerian youths to be better organised and coordinated in
demanding a better future and ensure that the democratic demands of the #EndSARs are kept alive and promises of the government tracked to ensure its fulfilment.

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“This Project is being supported by VOICE Nigeria.”

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