Tag: Human rights abuses

‘Segun Awosanya: A setback in ending Police brutality & rights abuses

On the 1st of February, 2021, the Federal High Court sitting in Oshogbo, Osun State awarded the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira Only) as aggravated and general damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police for the flagrant abuse of the rights of one Mrs Adetola[Read More…]

How The Nigerian Military Scored An Own Goal By Justifying Killings Of 45 Unarmed Protesters With Trump’s Words

by Mercy Abang The Nigerian Army decision to use words of the US President, Donald Trump to justify it’s fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters was not only an own goal but helped to draw the attention of the international community  into cases of rights abuses by the President Muhammadu Buhari[Read More…]

Human Rights Abuses: Baga Massacre Has Vindicated the Military, Says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said recent reports from the foreign media and Amnesty International, which have relied on information from prominent Borno politicians about the recent massacre of over 2,000 civilians in Baga town, have absolved the Nigerian military of human rights abuses and barbaric killings previously attributed to[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…]

“False & Baseless” Nigerian Military Denies Allegations Of Rights Abuses In North East

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade on Wednesday insisted that allegations of human rights abuses being levied against troops combating terrorism in the North Eastern parts of the country were false and baseless. “The position of the Nigerian armed forces and security agencies is guided by rules of[Read More…]