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    AI: How toddlers are tortured to death in Maiduguri

AI: How toddlers are tortured to death in Maiduguri

Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, were among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in Giwa barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Amnesty International has said.Evidence gathered through interviews with former detainees and eyewitnesses, supported by video and photos, shows many detainees may have died from disease, hunger, dehydration, and gunshots wounds, it added.The [...]

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    Search your conscience, army tells Amnesty on Shi’ites

Search your conscience, army tells Amnesty on Shi’ites

The Nigerian army has asked Amnesty International to search its conscience over the report it released on the December clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, and some soldiers.In the report entitled: ‘Unearthing the truth: Unlawful killings and mass cover-up in Zaria’, the human right group said satellite images had exposed the massacre [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers burnt Shi’ites alive, shot innocent secondary school students

Amnesty: Soldiers burnt Shi’ites alive, shot innocent secondary school students

Amnesty International (AI), leading human right group, on Thursday said soldiers burnt alive some members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as the Shi’ia sect, and killed some innocent students during the a clash in December.In a report entitled: ‘Unearthing the truth: Unlawful killings and mass cover-up in Zaria’, the body alleged that the military was attempting [...]

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    Amnesty accuses Buhari of reinstating general who was retired for ‘mass murder’

Amnesty accuses Buhari of reinstating general who was retired for ‘mass murder’

Human Rights group, Amnesty International (AI), on Monday said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has failed to put an end to the culture of impunity in the military.The group said it had it on good authority that Ahmadu Mohammed, a major-general in the army, who was allegedly involved in mass murder in the north-east, had been reinstated in the military [...]

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    How to be a good spokesman, by Chris Olukolade

How to be a good spokesman, by Chris Olukolade

This is not a book review. In fact, this title does not exist and we assume Chris Olukolade is not yet ready to document his stewardship as the former chairman of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies.But we cannot wait so we bring you excerpts of the book got from the deep recess of his mind. Yes, [...]

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    FG investigates Amnesty’s allegation against military

FG investigates Amnesty’s allegation against military

The federal government has launched an investigation into the allegations of Amnesty International against the Nigerian military.In a 129-page report, the human rights watchdog group accused the military of unlawful killings and abuse of rights in the northeast.The group urged the Nigerian government to charge Azubuike Ihejirika, former chief of army staff; Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, former chief of defence staff; Kenneth [...]

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    Buhari: New AGF will verify Amnesty’s report

Buhari: New AGF will verify Amnesty’s report

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again given assurance that his government will closely study the report released recently by Amnesty International, in which top ranking officers of the Nigerian military were accused of gross human rights abuses.Specifically, he said the first assignment one of the first assignments of the incoming attorney-general of the federation would be to look into the report and [...]

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    I will review Amnesty’s report, says Buhari

I will review Amnesty’s report, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to review the report of Amnesty International, which accused the Nigerian military of extrajudicial killings in the northeast.The rights group detailed different incidents of human rights violations, demanding that the government investigates five senior military officers for the deaths of about 8,000 prisoners.The defence headquarters subsequently debunked the report, describing it as “biased, concocted and premeditated [...]

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    New Amnesty report details rape, killings, mass burials inside Boko Haram camps

New Amnesty report details rape, killings, mass burials inside Boko Haram camps

At least 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since the start of 2014 and many have been forced into sexual slavery and trained to fight, says a new Amnesty International report released on the first anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok school girls.The human rights watchdog said the 90-page report, based on nearly 200 witness accounts, [...]

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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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