Plateau Killings: Amnesty International Accuse Federal Government Of Encouraging Murderers

Global human right group, Amnesty International has accused the Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria of encouraging impunity and bloodshed in several regions of the country.

Amnesty International said by failing to hold murderers to account, the Federal Government is encouraging impunity that is fuelling rising insecurity across the country.

In a report published on Thursday by Osai Ojigho, the Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, the organization stated that its verified estimated figures revealed that since January 2018 “at least 1,813 people had been murdered in 17 states.
The death toll include the total number of casualty report from attacks by farmers-herders conflict, communal clashes, Boko Haram and sporadic bandit attacks.

Mr. Ojigho also noted that, “The latest incident in Plateau State, where armed gunmen attacked 11 villages on June 23 for at least seven hours and killed at least 200 villagers without intervention from security forces should be investigated.
That the violence in Plateau started after an attack, which was followed by reprisals from Thursday, June 21 shows unacceptable security lapses” he concluded.

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