Nigeria - Unearthing The Truth

22 April 2016, 10:57 UTC | Nigeria

The Nigerian armed forces have long had a poor human rights record. On repeated occasions in recent years, they have perpetrated widespread and serious violations, some constituting war crimes, including hundreds of extrajudicial executions and unlawful killings, notably in the fight against Boko Haram in the northeast of the country.1 In 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to investigate evidence of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity committed by the military, but to date no concrete steps have been taken to end endemic impunity for such crimes...

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