Thursday, November 24, 2016

Amnesty International Accuses Nigeria Of Killing 150 Peaceful Pro-Biafra Demonstrators

BBC: Nigeria security forces 'killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters'

Nigeria's security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protesters since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed.

Amnesty International said the military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protesters who were campaigning for an independent state in the south-east.
Nigeria's police denies allegations that it used unnecessary force.

The country's army said Amnesty was trying to tarnish its reputation.

Amnesty's report is based on interviews with almost 200 people, alongside more than 100 photographs and 87 videos.

Among the allegations contained in the report are what Amnesty called "extrajudicial executions", when 60 people were shot and killed in south-eastern Onitsha city, in the two days surrounding Biafra Remembrance Day in May 2016.

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WNU Editor: The Nigerian military is denying these reports from Amnesty International .... Nigeria army denies killing 150 at Biafra demonstrations (The Guardian). What's my take .... the video evidence is very daming of the Nigerian army and police.

More News On Amnesty International Accusing The Nigerian Army Of Killing 150 Biafran Protestors

Amnesty: Nigeria military kills 150 pro-Biafra separatists -- AP
Amnesty accuses Nigeria of killing 150 Biafra activists -- AFP
Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing 150 Biafran protestors -- DW
150 Biafra Separatists Killed in Crackdown: Report -- VOA
Nigerian military responsible for killing of 150 Biafra separatists, Amnesty says -- International Business Times

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