Tag: Amnesty International

Amnesty International new investigation exposes global misuse of police batons

Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation today called on governments to support a UN-led process to regulate the trade in law enforcement equipment, highlighting how ubiquitous weapons like police batons are routinely misused in ways which can constitute torture and other ill-treatment. In a new investigation, Blunt Force, the[Read More…]

Amnesty International has no legal right to exist in Nigeria — Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has claimed international human right organisation, Amnesty International (AI), has no legal right to exist in Nigeria. Malam Shehu who was reacting to what he described as the organisation’s “latest salvo at Nigeria” said AI has[Read More…]

‘At least 115 people have been killed in 4 months by security forces in the southeast’ Amnesty International says

International rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, has accused Nigerian security forces of committing a catalogue of human rights violations and crimes under international law in their response to spiralling violence in Southeast Nigeria. According to a statement released on Thursday by the organisation, Nigeria’s government has responded with a heavy[Read More…]

Amnesty International condemns media restrictions over Kanu’s trial

Global human rights body Amnesty International has condemned the Federal Government’s restriction on media agencies to report Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  Recall NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the Federal Government through the Department of State Services (DSS) and Federal High Court, Abuja initially accredited only 10 media houses and journalists to[Read More…]

“Gunmen on rampage across the country” – Amnesty say Nigerian Authorities not doing enough to protect lives

Alarming escalation of attacks, abductions for ransom and frequent killings across Nigeria have left people feeling more unsafe, showing utter failure of the Nigerian authorities to protect lives and properties, said Amnesty International today marking the 60th anniversary of the organization. Amnesty International started working on Nigeria on 1 June[Read More…]

7 years since Chibok, over 600 schools closed in Nigeria for fear of abductions

Tens of thousands of children in Nigeria are missing out on their education because of the authorities’ ongoing failure to protect schools, particularly in northern Nigeria, from attacks by insurgents and other armed groups, Amnesty International said today. Today marks seven years since 279 schoolgirls were abducted by the armed[Read More…]

Over 1,521 persons died from herdsmen crisis in 2020 – Amnesty International

Global human rights group, Amnesty International has reported that more than 1,500 people died from farmers-herders crisis, and attacks from arms-wielding bandits fast becoming terrorists. Amnesty Internation disclosed this in a 2020 annual report published on Wednesday. In the report, the global rights group claimed the Nigerian government for failing[Read More…]

‘Nigerian authorities weaponized COVID-19 to crack down on human rights’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) has said that excessive force and brutal policing by Nigerian security agents led to the death of many Nigerians in 2020. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights group said: “Use of excessive force led to several cases of multiple killings while enforcing COVID-19 measures.[Read More…]

Amnesty International says women, girls who are victims of Boko Haram are neglected

Global human rights group, Amnesty International has raise an alarm over the brutality against women and girls caused by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking in a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, the director of Amnesty International Nigeria said a new research it conducted showed that the majority of[Read More…]

Amnesty International warns against attack on #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters

Global human rights group, Amnesty International has called on the government to avoid attacking and violating the rights of citizens who would converge under the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest on Saturday. Some aggrieved Nigerians are threatening to embark on another protest following the weekend’s judgement of the Lagos Judicial panel to allow[Read More…]