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Monday, 31 March 2014

Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Military Of Murder.

Amnesty International has revealed a much higher human casualties in the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast states, since January. Against an earlier figure of about 1,000 deaths in the last three months given by Nigeria’s NEMA, Amnesty gave a tally of 1,500, saying most of them, young men and unarmed freed detainees, were killed extra-judicially by Nigerian soldiers.

Amnesty said 600 of people were killed on 14 March, after the attack on Giwa Barracks by Boko Haram gunmen, done to free their members. Other detainees were also freed, but most of them were later rounded up and killed by Nigerian soldiers. The human rights group described 14 March as a ‘tipping point’ when the security forces unleashed a brutal crackdown on former detainees. On 14 March Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state. They reportedly fought their way into the detention facilities and freed several hundred detainees. Amnesty International said it got credible evidence that as the military regained control, more than 600 people, mostly unarmed recaptured detainees, were extra-judicially executed in various locations across Maiduguri. PM News.

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