Chike Ugochukwu Obi, Uzodinma Chukwuemeka Okafor


Nigeria as a country is bedevilled with enormous human right violations which have in the recent time elicited national concerns and global attention. Against this backdrop, this study examined the effects of incidents of human right violation on the country’s international image between 2015 and 2023. The study adopted ex post facto research design which relied on documentary sources of data collection and empirical data generated from these sources of data collection were content-analyzed to   reveal the alarming height of human right violations by the security agencies was witnessed between 2015 and 2023. It further discovered that these unpleasant incidents of civil and human rights abuses had adversely undermined Nigeria’s international image as  Muhammadu Buhari’s administration grapple with constrained efforts to mitigate these irregularities within the period under review. From these findings, the study recommends enabling legislations, advocacy, police reform as among other measures to abate violations of rights and privileges for better Nigeria’s image.


External Image, Human Rights, Human Rights Violation, International image and Nigeria

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