Detainee abuses “monumental” in northern Nigeria

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Detainee abuses “monumental” in northern Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, 15 November 2013 (IRIN) - As attacks by militant group Boko Haram (BH) continue to spread terror across northeastern Nigeria, the government's response is also causing widespread fear among civilians. Mass sweep-ups of BH suspects, led by the military's Joint Task Force (JTF), have led to mounting reports of detainees dying or disappearing in custody.

According to rights group Amnesty International (AI), in the first six months of 2013, at least 950 people in the northeastern citie...


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