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‘Escalation of attacks against Christians in Northern Nigeria’ – Baroness Cox

Caroline Cox, a member of the British House of Lords and also CEO of an organisation called Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), released a Briefing Report today (9 February 2018) addressing the ongoing attacks against the Christian community in Northern Nigeria. Her statement is reproduced in full below. Escalation of attacks against Christians in northern Nigeria Briefing report, February 2018 Summary …

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Amnesty International calls Buhari “totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective” in dealing with Fulani herdsmen violence

The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful, Amnesty International said today, as clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone. “The government must totally overturn its response to these deadly clashes to avoid this crisis …

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New film reveals Nigeria oil spill devastation

Lessi Phillips was only 16 when a Shell oil pipeline burst near her village, in Nigeria‘s resource-rich Niger Delta in 2008. In the 77 days that followed, vast quantities of oil seeped into mangrove swamps near Bodo City, devastating the diverse ecosystem and destroying once-vibrant local fisheries and farms. Ten years later, Al Jazeera’s virtual reality unit, Contrast VR, caught up with Phillips as …

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Amnesty International slams Nigerian govt’s poor response to Fulani herdsmen attacks

Osai Ojigho, Amnesty International’s Nigeria Country Director, has condemned Nigeria’s governments at state and federal levels for lacking a “concrete response” to the spate of violence from Fulani herdsmen that has led to hundreds of deaths this January. Ojigho, was speaking to Lagos-based Channels TV this morning. She talked about escalation of the violence beyond to unseen levels and “we …

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Nigeria: Families of hundreds of Shi’a Muslims killed in Zaria still await justice

The Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre. No one has been held accountable for the killings, while the families of the missing are still awaiting news of their …

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Nigeria: Government must act in response to fresh allegations of police abuses

Responding to the recent video circulating on social media, apparently showing the aftermath of an alleged killing of a young man by the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria said: “The scale of the reaction to this incident shows that the concerns of the Nigerian people are reaching boiling point. All incidents of violence …

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Was Shell complicit in murder in Nigeria?

Oil giant Shell has a case to answer for its role in human rights violations including murder, rape and torture committed by the Nigerian military government in the 1990s. The victims were the Ogoni people, whose land has been devastated by pollution from Shell’s operations. When the Ogonis organized in peaceful protest, the Nigerian government unleashed a campaign of appalling …

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Nigeria: Deadly mass forced evictions make life misery for waterfront communities

Over 30,000 forcibly evicted from settlements in Lagos state in defiance of court orders 11 people unlawfully killed and at least 17 missing after violent evictions by security forces and unidentified armed men 300,000 others are under threat of further forced evictions Evicted residents not provided with consultation, compensation or alternative housing Nigerian authorities must halt a violent, unlawful campaign …

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