The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) reported on Monday that 106,604 human rights abuses were recorded in June.

These incidents included the abandonment of 1,667 children and the deaths of 19 security personnel.

The Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Dr. Tony Ojukwu, stated that this figure represents the highest number of abuses in the past six months.

He noted that the increase, while alarming, was expected given the current situation in the country.

Ojukwu urged state governors to protect citizens’ fundamental rights and announced that the NHRC would work more closely with traditional rulers and Civil Society Organisations to combat human rights abuses.

He also expressed concern over the rise in extra-judicial killings, particularly in Ebonyi and the Federal Capital Territory.