The National Human Rights Commission’s independent investigative panel on the violation of human rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has postponed sitting indefinitely.
The panel was billed to resume sitting on Monday after the Christmas and New Year break.
Assistant Director (PA), Corporate Affairs and External Linkages of the commission, Mrs Fatimah Agwai-Mohammed, made the disclosure to NAN in Abuja on Tuesday.
Agwai-Mohammed explained that the spike in the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the postponement.
She said, “A new date will be fixed and communicated to the public after measures have been put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
“Rising cases in the second wave of the pandemic are alarming, and the guidelines by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 must be adhered to.
“People have to be alive and fit to come to the panel hearing; it’s not right to expose them without adequate protection or protective measures.
“You never know who is carrying the virus and it’s not everyone who is conscious of the use of the protective measures.’’
End SARS: NHRC panel postpones sitting indefinitely