Tag: Extra-judicial killings

Senate President says banning SARS not the solution to cases of extrajudicial killings

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan says banning the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) is not the solution to cases of extrajudicial killings by the Police unit. The Senate President’s remarks follows outcry by Nigerians across Social media demanding for government to ban the activities of SARS across the country with[Read More…]

Nigerian Security Killed 150 Pro-Biafra Protesters Across The Southeast– Amnesty International Says

A new report by Amnesty International (AI) has revealed how extrajudicial execution and torture by Nigeria security forces, especially the Nigerian Army, led to the death of at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters across Nigeria’s south-east, between August 2015 and August 2016. The report titled: “Bullets Were Raining Everywhere”: Deadly Repression[Read More…]

Violation Of Human Rights As Nigerian Soldiers Extra-Judicially Assassinate Zakzaky’s Wife, Son, Destroy Shiites’ Headquarters

Nigerian soldiers may have killed a wife and a son of Nigeria’s foremost Shiite leader, Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky, in an ongoing military operation against the sect in Zaria, Kaduna State. Ibrahim Musa, President of the Media Forum of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, disclosed the killings in a statement released today.[Read More…]

16 Men Arrested By Nigerian Soldiers ‘Found Dead With Bullet Wounds’

Sixteen men who were arrested by Nigerian soldiers in the country’s northeast were found dead just hours later with bullet wounds, community leaders said on Thursday, demanding an inquiry. Troops rounded up 17 people, including an imam, from the Dogo Tebo area of Potiskum in Yobe state as they left[Read More…]

Femi Falana: Illegal Killing In Prisons

On January 18 this year, Mr. Hamani Tidjani, a prison inmate died at the Kirikiri Maximum Security prison in Lagos. The deceased, who suffered from partial stroke, was not given any medical attention by the prison authorities. He was a citizen of Niger Republic arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic and[Read More…]

Nigerian Police Warn Against Extra-Judicial Killings

Deeply concerned about the increasing tendency by some citizens to resort to extra-judicial killings – Jungle Justice – against those suspected to have committed one crime or another in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has warned citizens to desist from  such reprehensible acts.[Read More…]

“Attack On Muslims & Fulani Ethnic Group” Army Condemns Statements By Jama’atul Nasril Islam

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has condemned the statement issued by the Secretary General of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu alleging extra-judicial killing of Muslims and people of Fulani ethnic group by the Nigerian military is spurious and inflammatory. The statement issued by Chris OLUKOLADE, Major General Director[Read More…]