Nigeria: Trapped in the cycle of violence

Nigeria: Trapped in the cycle of violence

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Index Number: AFR 44/043/2012
Date Published: 1 November 2012
Categories: Nigeria

There is a vicious cycle of violence currently taking place in Nigeria. The Nigerian people are trapped in the middle. Since 2009 devastating acts of violence have been carried out by the Islamist armed group known as Boko Haram and security forces have responded with serious human rights violations. This report urges the government of Nigeria to fulfil its duty to take measures to prevent and protect civilians from attack and to investigate all such crimes, and to bring to justice those responsible.


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