Nigeria: Gruesome Footage Implicates Military in War Crimes



Author:
Amnesty International
Publisher:
Amnesty International
Publication Date:
4 August 2014
Tags:
Nigeria, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Human Rights

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE OF DEAD BODIES AND EXECUTIONS Gruesome video footage gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies. The footage, obtained from numerous sources during a recent trip to Borno state, reveals graphic evidence of multiple war crimes being carried out in Nigeria. It includes horrific images of detainees having their throats slit one by one and dumped in mass graves by men who appear to be members of the Nigerian military and the "Civilian Joint Task Force" (CJTF), state-sponsored militias. It also shows the aftermath of a Boko Haram raid on a village in which the armed group killed nearly 100 people and destroyed or badly damaged scores of homes and other buildings.




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