INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MARKS DAY OF VICTIMS OF ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE
Today is International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance.
The celebration which started in 2010 was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to be marked every thirtieth of August.
Enforced Disappearance could be as a result of arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of State, persons or groups acting with authorization.
Speaking on disappearance of persons under detention, a legal practitioner, Mr Alphonsus Ugwuafia pointed out that no government agency or person had the right to deny an arrested person access to his family or relatives.
Mr Ugwuafia enjoined members of the public to seek redress whenever they experienced such problem.
A Security expert, Mr John Egbo advised security agencies to live up to their responsibility of protecting lives and property.