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FG Launches Investigation into Amnesty International’s Allegations Against Military



Nigerian troops in a TATA truck enter Damboa with a M56-2 howitzer trailing. Nigerian soldiers clustered around a M56-2 105mm artllery piece at Damboa - source -

A few weeks ago, Amnesty International‘s allegations that the Nigerian military has committed war crimes against civilians in the fight against Boko Haram, sparked widespread outrage.

You will recall that President Muhammadu Buhari promised to investigate the allegations. And now he is keeping his promise, as the Federal Government has constituted an investigation panel to probe the allegations, Vanguard reports.

The news was announced via in a statement issued in Abuja on Wedenesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulus Lolo.
An excerpt reads:

Due to the magnitude of the allegations, the President Buhari-led government is looking into the report with a view to establishing the fact of the matter.

The government has, therefore, instituted an investigation and assures that there will be no cover-up…

In Nigeria, as in other regions where terrorists have unleashed their evil acts without respect for morality, extreme measures are sometimes required to contain extremism.

It is a well-known fact that Boko Haram respects no laws at all, including sacred religious laws that the group claims to cherish.

We find it nonetheless very worrisome that Amnesty International has yet to comment on the horrendous, mindless and ruinous activities of Boko Haram.

Lolo noted, however, that “indeed, the victims of Boko Haram’s despicable activities deserve justice and sympathy…

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  1. III

    June 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

    The first rule of engagement – do not fire except you are fired at. Amnesty international has been accused severally of being biased with their judgements. From the security & intelligence point of view, I have never believed anything they put up.

    So how have they made up to the victims of BH’s attacks? Victims including soldiers who had their throats slit…

  2. Warizdiz

    June 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    How is this by any means priority? Human rights for who- Boko Haram? This is how it starts, this Daura Dullard is busy chasing bush rats when his house is on fire. No worries, we voted for change. Oyinbo problems and ours are a bit tard different. Boko haram is a terrorist group without ideology. It was a group put in place for political reasons like the Niger Delta Militants which later grew thirsty for blood. So, if we now look into allegations of human rights abuse against terrorists, who looks at the rights of all the dead and displaced people? Who is looking into abuse by America against the atrocities in Iraq, Libya, the Middle East and the rest of the world?

    If this is the music DD chooses to dance to at the inception of this administration, well him go dance tire. Jonathan was clueless? Buhari is stuck in the past when pleasing the West and all manner of mushroom world police is the only way to get AID.

  3. nnenne

    June 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Sidon look na dog name!!!

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