Thursday, February 28, 2008

Discrimination for HIV+ Nigerian Police Recruits

Twenty-six Nigerian Police recruits in Lagos were expelled from Nigeria’s Kaduna Police College when administrators learned the recruits were infected. Local activists from the Kaduna state Civil Society on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN) are demanding the reinstatement of the 19 women and 7 men who were expelled. The Police College's Commandant denies any wrong-doing or discrimination in the matter and pleads ignorance of the recruits HIV statuses. “Nobody told them they had HIV/AIDS,” said Commandant Ado “I only told them that they had some medical predicament.”

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