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Zamfara: 50 killed in two weeks, says Amnesty International

The Amnesty International has stated that no fewer than 50 people have been killed in three local government areas of zamfara within two weeks. The human rights organisation, via its Twitter account, said, “#Zamfara: Our findings show that at least 50 people have been killed in Birnin Magaji, Maradun and Tsafe

Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

Amnesty International report on Nigeria biased, inaccurate, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the allegations by Amnesty International that the Nigerian Army is working to destabilize the country as biased and inaccurate. The Nigerian army had on Monday called for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria over its allegations. Reacting, the Senior Special Assistant to the President

Knifar Women:  AI demands justice for victims of Boko Haram, military ‘assaults’

•Launches online campaign, secures 2000 volunteers    Senator Iroegbu  The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) has demanded justice thousands of women in North East Nigeria, who were rescued from Boko Haram terrorists but allegedly molested by the Nigerian military. These women have since bandied themselves into a group under the umbrella of

Rights Violations: FG protecting military officials, Boko Haram terrorists— Amnesty International

•Urges ICC to probe Nigerian gov't failure to sanction perpetrators  Sam Ogun The Amnesty International (AI) has accused Nigeria's Federal Government of shielding the military top brass and commanders as well as Boko Haram terrorists engaged in rights violations from prosecution.   To this end, AI in a statement on Monday to make the

Nigerian Army and allegations of human rights abuses 

    Col. Sagir Musa   Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person  in the world, from birth until death. These rights are fundamental, inalienable, natural and lawful and are attached to human existence. They are based on shared values like dignity, equality, fairness, respect and independence irrespective of

group accuses AI of plotting to replace boko haram with another sect

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has accused the Amnesty International, AI, of plotting to replace the Boko Haram sect with another deadly terror group. CATE said AI’s penchant for distortion of facts was a deliberate attempt to create an enabling environment for the spawning of terrorism in West Africa. The