A report, produced by the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire ( UNOCI) in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has documented serious human rights abuses committed by the Dozo during their security activities, Farhan Haq, the acting UN deputy spokesperson said.
"According to the investigations, at least 228 people were killed and 164 injured by bullets, machetes and knives, and 162 people were arbitrarily arrested and illegally detained by Dozo," Haq said at a news briefing here.
UN: Many were killed and detained by Dozo, traditional hunters
"In addition, 274 cases of looting, arson and extortion committed by the Dozo have been verified and confirmed."
Navi Pillay, UN high commissioner for human rights, said the impunity enjoyed by the Dozo was "unacceptable" and "must be stopped".
She also stressed that the authorities had a duty to seriously investigate the human rights abuses and deploy security forces throughout the country to prevent people from using the Dozo for security reasons.