You can help demand justice for the people of north-east Nigeria
In north-east Nigeria, at least 20,000 people have been arrested by the Nigerian Military on suspicious of being Boko Haram members, since 2011. More than 7000 suspects died from either torture, starvation, disease or were just shot.
Boko Haram are an Islamic extremist group that seeks the establishment of an Islamic state in Nigeria, and advocate a strict form of Sharia law. Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed, abducted and tortured thousands of civilians in north-east Nigeria. More than a million people have been forced to flee their homes and a report from Amnesty International finds that these acts amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The response by the Nigerian Military has been brutal. They have executed more than 1000 people and many more have died.
“Former detainees told Amnesty International that they could only sit on the floor in turns, and took turns sleeping. Suspects were often beaten by soldiers. They received little food and had no access to toilets or medical care. Due to these horrific conditions, more than 7,000 people have died in military detention since 2011.” – Amnesty International
Amnesty International’s efforts
Amnesty International are fighting to have justice served in Nigeria.
“Despite human rights organisations raising these concerns with the former Nigerian government, no adequate investigations took place. On 29 May 2015 a new government, led by President Buhari, was inaugurated. The President has the opportunity to make a break with the mistakes of the past by providing justice for the people of north-east Nigeria.” – Amnesty International
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How you can help
Join with Amnesty International and sign the petition put to President Buhari. His administration has the ability to put an end to these atrocities and provide justice for their victims, drawing a line under the mistakes of the past.