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Nigeria: Babies and children dying in military detention

11 May 2016 Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, are among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in the notorious Giwa barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Amnesty International reveals today. Evidence gathered through interviews with former detainees and eyewitnesses, supported by video and photos, shows many detainees may …

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Nigeria: Military cover-up of mass slaughter at Zaria exposed

The following is a press release from Amnesty International. It is clear, as we have been claiming on Naijiant.com, that crimes against humanity have been committed and responsibility goes right up to the top of the chain of command. 22 April 2016 Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of …

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Amnesty International ask Nigeria military to come clean on Zaria massacre

Revelations of the slaughter and secret burial of 347 members of a Shi’ite religious group in mass graves by the Nigerian army must be urgently investigated said Amnesty International today, and anyone suspected of criminal responsibility for these crimes must be brought to trial. The acknowledgment of the extrajudicial killings which took place between 12-14 December 2015 in Zaria, were …

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Nigeria: Credible evidence that pro-Biafrans are targeted by police

There is evidence that pro-Biafran separatists in Nigeria are targeted by police, Amnesty International told IBTimes UK, one day after dozens of people belonging to groups advocating for a separate state were arrested. It is believed that dozens of members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafran (Massob) were arrested after the inspector general of police, …

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Turning a Blind Eye on Impunity in Nigeria

The United States has been accused of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by Nigeria’s army and police, with the plans to send military advisers to Nigeria. The impunity by the Nigerian authorities is encouraged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s apparent condoning of human rights violations. Twice on TV, the president has failed to condemn indiscriminate killings of first …

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Shell Faces Two More Lawsuits for Nigeria Oil Spills

Amnesty International has released a statement to the media on the lawsuit against the oil company Shell over oil spills in the Niger Delta. The press release is published in full below: Shell’s failure to maintain and protect pipelines may leave it liable to a raft of compensation claims from dozens of Niger Delta communities, said Amnesty International today as …

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Nigerian Army “technically” looks into Buhari’s “technical” lie

Nigeria’s army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state. At least 85 people died when insurgents stormed and torched a village on January 30, the third attack in four days defying President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim Nigeria had largely …

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Nigeria’s President Buhari must stop side-stepping justice

UK visit: Nigeria’s President Buhari must stop side-stepping justice and start investigating war crimes “This is no time for a diplomatic tap-dance around the issues of mass unlawful killings, arbitrary arrest and deaths in detention.” – Kate Allen No UK military assistance to Nigerian troops accused of committing human rights violations, urge Amnesty David Cameron must urge Nigeria’s President Muhammadu …

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Amnesty International condemns reinstatement of Nigerian general

Anyone that watched President Muhammadu Buhari during his “media chat” a few weeks ago and particularly his reaction to allegations that soldiers massacred Shia Muslims would not be surprised by his cavalier attitude towards human rights. This is a press release from Amnesty International. Nigeria: Reinstatement of army general implicated in mass murder makes mockery of commitments to end war …

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