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Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Amnesty: Failure to punish violent gangs turning Rivers to killing field

Amnesty International says the “failure” of the Rivers state government to protect residents from violent gangs has led to the loss of many lives.
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Amnesty International reacts to execution of aid workers in Nigeria

Amnesty International has condemned the murder of four aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents in northeastern Borno State.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Amnesty, SERAP, others threaten mass action over Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest

Following the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS, at the Federal High Court Abuja, last Friday, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and other civil society groups have threatened to embark on mass action, if the Federal Government failed to release him unconditionally within 14 days.
Ojigho, Isa Sanusi, spokesman of Amnesty International, Nigeria, and some guest at the launch

Amnesty tasks President Buhari to make human rights top agenda this term

Amnesty International Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to make human rights a priority in his new term.
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Amnesty demands justice for Boko Haram victims

Amnesty International has demanded justice for thousands of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern states, saying only justice could heal the wound created by the violence in the region.
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Amnesty International, others demand justice over police killing in Lagos

Civil society organisations and prominent Nigerians have condemned the killing of a Nigerian, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos and demanded prosecution of the police officers involved in the incident.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Coalition faults Amnesty International on military’s response to Shiites

The Amnesty International (AI) has come under attack over its recent report that Nigeria’s security operatives engaged members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). who protested in Abuja not to restore public order, but to kill them.
Mourners attend the burial of the alleged victims of the violent clashes in Abuja between Nigeria police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who were protesting against the imprisonment of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, in Mararaba, on October 31, 2018. - Human rights campaigners accused on October 31, 2018 Nigeria's security forces of killing dozens by using "horrific" force during a crackdown on protesting supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric. Amnesty International said it had "strong evidence" that police and soldiers used automatic weapons against members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at marches in and around Abuja. (Photo by MUDASHIRU ATANDA / AFP)

US calls for investigation into Shiite deaths in Nigeria

The United States embassy in Nigeria said Thursday it was "concerned" and called for an investigation after supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed in clashes with security forces.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Amnesty International blames security forces for Shiite protesters’ deaths

The Amnesty International has blamed the military for the death of about 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) ,over two days, as they held a peaceful religious procession around Abuja.
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UN, Amnesty, ICRC condemn Boko Haram’s killing of abducted midwife

The United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have in separate statements condemned the killing of one of the three aid workers abducted earlier this year by the Boko Haram in Borno State.
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Federal government urged to release report of presidential panel on alleged military human rights...

Amnesty International says the delay of the federal government to make public a report by a presidential panel on the alleged excesses of the army is an affront on citizens who are victims.
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Amnesty hails federal government over trial of Boko Haram suspects

Amnesty International has commended the Federal Government over the trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, describing the ongoing trial as ”good progress for the justice sector”.
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Amnesty: Federal government must stop unlawful arrests, detentions

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria’s government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising “enforced disappearance” — detention without trial — to suppress dissent.
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Amnesty: Over 372 people killed in Zamfara since January

Amnesty International (AI) has said insecurity is escalating in Zamfara State, with over 372 people killed since January 2018.

Senate to investigate alleged sexual abuse, violence at IDP camps

The Senate will investigate reports of alleged sexual abuse of women at Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the North East and other parts of the country.
Amnesty International (AI) says at least 1813 people have been murdered in attacks across 17 states since January 2018, more than double of those killed in 2017

Amnesty: 1813 Nigerians murdered since January 2018

Amnesty International (AI) says at least 1813 people have been murdered in attacks across 17 states since January 2018, more than double of those killed in 2017.
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Amnesty: Nigerian government encouraging killers

Rights group, Amnesty International, says the failure of Nigerian government to hold murderers to account is encouraging them and fueling rising insecurity across the country.

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