Daily Trust (Abuja)

27 October 2012

Nigeria: Amnesty - Report On Boko Haram for Launch November

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Boko Haram and security forces have been in an ongoing battle.

Amnesty International says it will launch a new report on Boko Haram violence in Nigeria on November 1, 2012.

The report will be launched at a press conference in Abuja with a call on the Nigerian government to ensure the protection of people living under threat of attacks from Boko Haram, according to a statement from the human rights group.

"People in Nigeria are facing human rights violations at the hands of the state security forces mandated with their protection. In the report Nigeria: trapped in a cycle of violence Amnesty International exposes the Nigerian government's failure to protect the population and prevent the campaign of violence led by Boko Haram across northern and central Nigeria," the statement said.

It added that the report is being launched at the conclusion of a five-day high level mission to Nigeria led by the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, involving meetings with senior members of the Nigerian government. Lucy Freeman, Deputy Director for Africa, is lead researcher on the report.

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