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1126 People Killed In Northern Nigeria In 6 Months- Amnesty International

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Zainab Sanni

International human rights organsation, Amnesty International, AI has said that no fewer than 1126 people in rural communities in Northern Nigeria have been killed by rampaging gun men.

AI in a statement on its official Twitter page noted that Nigerian authorities have left rural communities in Northern Nigeria at the mercy of these gunmen.

The Nigerian authorities have left rural communities at the mercy of rampaging gunmen who have killed at least 1,126 people in the north of the country from January to June.

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Last week, a report by the international agency showed that both Boko Haram and the Nigerian military “have committed atrocities against older women and men, with nobody held to account”.

The 67-page report – titled My Heart is in Pain: Older People’s Experiences of Conflict, Displacement, and Detention in Northeast Nigeria – also highlighted how “displaced older people are consistently overlooked by the humanitarian response.”

“When Boko Haram has invaded towns and villages, older men and women have often been among the last to flee, leaving them particularly exposed to the armed group’s brutality and repression,” said Joanne Mariner, the director of crisis response at Amnesty International.

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