Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Amnesty’s allegation inaccurate and unfair, says DHQ

Amnesty’s allegation inaccurate and unfair, says DHQ

The defence headquarters has described as inaccurate and unfair, the allegation of Amnesty International that military authorities had prior warnings of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno in Borno state, but failed to take action.The human rights watchdog had cited senior military sources and residents of the besieged towns in its report, alleging that the Nigerian military failed to [...]

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    Amnesty blames military for Baga attack

Amnesty blames military for Baga attack

The Nigerian military got prior warnings of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno in Borno state, Amnesty International (AI) has revealed.The Baga attack as described as possibly the deadliest in the history of Boko Haram carnage, while the sect reportedly seized Monguno on Monday after a fierce battle with Nigerian troops.However, Nigerian troops warded off the terror group in Maiduguri and Konduga."Commanders at [...]

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    Amnesty International releases ‘most destructive’ images of Baga massacre

Amnesty International releases ‘most destructive’ images of Baga massacre

Amnesty International has released satellite images of Boko Haram's mass-casualty attack on Baga, contrary to claims of the military that only about 150 people died.Amnesty had described the Baga attack as possibly the deadliest in the history of insurgency in the country, saying more than 2000 people were killed.But the Nigeria defence headquarters disputed the figure of casualties, insisting that there was no [...]

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    ‘150 Nigerians, not 2000, killed in Baga’

‘150 Nigerians, not 2000, killed in Baga’

The Nigeria army has refuted reports that some 2000 Nigerians were killed in Baga, Borno state, in multiple Boko Haram raids last week.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Chris Olukolade, a major-general and director of defence information, said that the number of casualties in the attacks would not exceed 150, including the terrorists.Amnesty International had described the [...]

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    Baga attack ‘deadliest in Boko Haram’s history’

Baga attack ‘deadliest in Boko Haram’s history’

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has described the attack on Baga town in Borno state as the deadliest in the history of attacks by the Boko Haram.On Sunday, the terror group besieged Baga town, wresting it from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) comprising soldiers from Nigeria, Chad and Niger, after a long gun duel.The soldiers from Chad and Niger [...]

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    Miracle! Man freed after 19 years on death row

Miracle! Man freed after 19 years on death row

ThankGod Ebhos is perhaps the luckiest person alive, as he walked into freedom a few moments before he was to be executed.After being accused of involvement in an armed robbery incident, which took place in 1988, a military tribunal in Kaduna had tried and sentenced him to death in May 1995.He languished in detention until September 24, 2013, when he [...]

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    Amnesty report blatant falsehood, says Ojukwu

Amnesty report blatant falsehood, says Ojukwu

The Nigeria police have dismissed the report of human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, saying the group wants to "earn relevance and bread".On Thursday, Amnesty International launched a damning report chronicling gross human rights violations involving torture and extra-judicial killing by the Nigeria police and the military.But reacting to the report, police spokesman CP Emmanuel Ojukwu described it as “blatant falsehood [...]

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    Omeri: FG will investigate Amnesty’s torture allegation

Omeri: FG will investigate Amnesty’s torture allegation

The federal government intends to investigate a fresh report of human rights organisation, Amnesty International (AI) accusing the military and the police of torture and extra-judicial murder of detainees.According to coordinator of the national information centre and director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri,  the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has “zero tolerance” for human rights abuses and would therefore [...]

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    NSA to Amnesty Int.: You have ulterior motives

NSA to Amnesty Int.: You have ulterior motives

The office of the national security adviser has written to Amnesty International, accusing the human rights campaigners of having more interest in pursuing fund-raising and publicity rather than seeking justice in its report on Nigerian military operations in Borno State.Amnesty had issued a report and released a video showing those believed to be Nigerian soldiers and members of local vigilante [...]

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    Omeri: Amnesty’s report ‘not properly verified’

Omeri: Amnesty’s report ‘not properly verified’

The federal government does not believe that Amnesty International (AI) properly verified its report accusing soldiers of committing gross human rights abuses in its war against insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.According to director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, who spoke to the media in Abuja on Tuesday, the federal government maintains zero-tolerance policy for violations of the rules of engagement.“In [...]

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    Nigerian military ‘disturbed’ by Amnesty’s report

Nigerian military ‘disturbed’ by Amnesty’s report

Military spokesman, Maj-General Chris Olukolade, has described as "too grievous" allegations of extra-judicial killings by its men in the war against terror.Amnesty International had released a statement saying it had seen the footage of crimes committed by Nigerian soldiers in the fight against insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.Olukolade statement read: "The Nigerian military takes the issue of Human Rights seriously and [...]

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    Amnesty: Nigerian soldiers slit detainees’ throats

Amnesty: Nigerian soldiers slit detainees’ throats

Amnesty International says it has seen footage that seems to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of detainees and dumping them in mass graves in the war against terror.It also said Boko Haram militants and the military have killed about 4,000 people in the insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.The body stated that such acts violate human rights and humanitarian laws, and urged the [...]

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    Boko Haram exploits Nigeria’s ‘military decline’

Boko Haram exploits Nigeria’s ‘military decline’

By Tim Cocks/ReutersTwo decades ago Nigeria's military was seen as a force for stability across West Africa. Now it struggles to keep security within its own borders as an Islamist insurgency in the northeast kills thousands.A lack of investment in training, failure to maintain equipment and dwindling cooperation with Western forces has damaged Nigeria's armed services, while in Boko Haram [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents earn a monthly allowance of N15,000 (as against the N30,000 official rate), are entitled to three sachets of "pure water" per day in the desert heat and lack sleeping kits at night.By contrast, delegates to the National Conference take home N4 million a month, eat as many delicacies as they desire and sleep in [...]

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    Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has alleged that the Nigerian military had advance warning over the April 15 Chibok attack but did not act to prevent the abduction of hundreds of school girls.Information Minister Labaran Maku has denied the claim, saying the military would have reacted if such information was passed on to them.However, this is not the first time an [...]

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