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Allegations of human rights violations will be investigated, Amnesty International warns Nigerian Military

by 16/09/2017 10:59:00 0 comments 1 Views

- Amnesty International has expressed concerns over the activities of the Nigerian military in the southeast

- Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria spoke on behalf of the organisation

- The group called for caution and asked the military to avoid using excessive force

Rights group, Amnesty International (AI) has said that it is investigating the clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Umuahia, Abia state.

In a statement sent to journalists on Friday, September 15, the director of the organisation, Osai Ojigho expressed concerns over the conduct of the Nigerian military.

IPOB: Amnesty International expresses concern over military activities in southeast

The Nigerian military operations in the southeast is still ongoing. Photo credit: Premium Times

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“We are deeply concerned by reports of violence and alleged loss of lives across Nigeria following clashes between the Nigerian military and supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia state.

“We are calling on the authorities to ensure the security forces prioritize the protection of people and avoid excessive force.

“We are investigating all allegations of human rights violations and urge the authorities to investigate and quickly bring those suspected of unlawful killings and other serious violations to justice,” the statement said.

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