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Nigeria’s 2017/18 human rights report card under Buhari by Amnesty International

Amnesty International published today its annual report on human rights for 2017/18.  According to the NGO: Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is …

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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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Nigerian demonstrators in Abuja demand release of Sheikh Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the country’s prominent Shia group, held another rally yesterday, demanding the release of its leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky in the Nigerian capital Abuja.  The protest however turned violent after the Nigerian police clashed with the demonstrators and arrested several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention, despite …

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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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