Misuse of Unmonitored Equipment Transfers

In one case, public security personnel requested the transfer of empty shipping containers for the purported use of storing their own equipment. Instead, they used the containers to detain prisoners. In a second case, night-vision goggles were requested to assist with perimeter patrols, but instead were used to launch night-time raids against opposition forces. In a third case, public security personnel requested the use of a company vehicle when their own vehicles were unserviceable. Seeing the military riding in identifiable company vehicles, the community not only associated them closely with the company, but also, when military personnel later engaged in abuses, community members saw them do so with the company logo prominently displayed on their vehicle.

Source: Use of Security Forces: Assessing and Managing Risks and Impacts (International Finance Corporation 2017)