By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Warri Branch and the Sector Commander, Sector 1, Joint Task Force (JTF). Operation Delta Safe, 3 Battalion Barracks Effurun, has called on security operatives to uphold the fundamental human rights in line with the Military Rules of Engagement during the period of curfew.
The call was made on Tuesday October 27, 2020 when the NBA paid a courtesy visit to the Sector Commander, Sector 1, Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe, 3 Battalion Barrack’s, in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
They said, “the Military and other Security Agencies should Uphold the Fundamental Human Rights Rules in line with the Military Rules of Engagement during the Curfew imposed by the Delta State Government as a result of #ENDSARS Protests.”
The Branch Officers further requested the Commander “to ensure that lawyers are included amongst the essential services group during the curfew period to enable the lawyers to be available for the citizens whose rights are likely to be trampled upon.
The Sector Commander, Col. Sanni Ahmed thanked the branch officers for the visit and assured the bar of a “more robust relationship”
The Branch Officers were in Company of the 1st Vice President and National Welfare Secretary during the visit.