Exclusive: Video Shows Nigerian Troops Shooting Captives...!

Date: 19-11-2012 2:13 am (11 years ago) | Author: Tony Ladipo
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Exclusive: Video Shows Nigerian Troops Shooting Captives

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters)
November 18, 2012




Avideo obtained by Reuters shows Nigerian troops shooting unarmed captives in broad daylight by the roadside in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the bastion of an Islamist insurgency.

Nigeria's military has long been accused of human rights abuses, including summary executions, in the troubled north but there has been no video proof since the first crackdown on the Islamist sect Boko Haram in 2009.

A spokesman for the army said it was "impossible" for Nigerian troops to do such a thing.

Boko Haram is fighting to carve an Islamic state out of Nigeria, and its fighters have killed hundreds in bomb and gun attacks, many of them from the security forces, since beginning the uprising three years ago.

The video was taken by a soldier who said he was present while the shootings took place two weeks ago. The soldier, who requested anonymity, passed it to Reuters on Sunday.

In the grainy footage, a man sits down next to three or four corpses piled together on the roadside. He pleads for his life while soldiers shout at him and a crowd looks on a few meters away. "Please don't fire," the man says in pidgin English.
He tries to stand up and get onto the back of a pick up truck to the left. A Nigerian soldier shouts "come out", and drags him off it, shoving him on the ground.

One of them kicks him in the head. Then he and another soldier aim assault rifles at him. Four gunshots are heard and the man lies still next to the others.

Nigerian army spokesman Colonel Mohammed Yerima said he had not seen the video but that the events must have been staged.



"How can they do that? It is not possible. This is the Boko Haram tactics," He said. "They will do the killing, say it's the military and then Amnesty International and so on will blame us. It's not possible for Nigerian troops to act in this way."

Nigerian forces have repeatedly denied accusations of such abuses, saying the only times they kill suspected militants is during combat. Those captured are questioned or freed, they say.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Michael Posner said on Friday that the United States was seriously concerned by reported abuses committed by Nigerian security forces in their efforts to quell the insurgency.



Posted: at 19-11-2012 02:13 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- deboalabi262 at 19-11-2012 02:47 AM (11 years ago)
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These are Naija soldiers taking laws in their own hands. This barbaric killing of a suspect is not justifiable... Huh?

Posted: at 19-11-2012 02:47 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 19-11-2012 05:30 AM (11 years ago)
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Am indifferent abt dis. Boko haram can go any length to tanish d military and divert our attention to make d military luk like d killers in d eyes of d whole world. So dat will remove them from d states and they continue to do their higher killings in d name of fighting for islam.
Posted: at 19-11-2012 05:30 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- micc at 19-11-2012 07:49 AM (11 years ago)
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I strongly believe is the boko haram that do the killing. Which soldier will stand to be covering a video of his fellow soldiers in action and then send it out. So to me is the boko haram doing their business there as usual
Posted: at 19-11-2012 07:49 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- denmal at 19-11-2012 09:00 AM (11 years ago)
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it is well with nigeria
Posted: at 19-11-2012 09:00 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nonsovin at 19-11-2012 09:19 AM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked   Shocked  Shocked
Posted: at 19-11-2012 09:19 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- aso4life1 at 19-11-2012 10:43 AM (11 years ago)
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hahah! naija, I suspect Boko Haram

Posted: at 19-11-2012 10:43 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 19-11-2012 12:04 PM (11 years ago)
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k
Posted: at 19-11-2012 12:04 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- ela214 at 19-11-2012 12:07 PM (11 years ago)
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HUMMM
Posted: at 19-11-2012 12:07 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 19-11-2012 12:15 PM (11 years ago)
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Ajanni and his boko haram brothers at it. Seeking for sympathy
Posted: at 19-11-2012 12:15 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- candela at 19-11-2012 12:16 PM (11 years ago)
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Well done Nigerian soldiers. Good men!. Kill more
Posted: at 19-11-2012 12:16 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malamy at 19-11-2012 12:39 PM (11 years ago)
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Though the film is not clear but those are not naija soldiers.They look like soldiers from worn torn Africa countries.
Posted: at 19-11-2012 12:39 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chicco77 at 19-11-2012 01:07 PM (11 years ago)
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i suspect boko haram Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
Posted: at 19-11-2012 01:07 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Chijoy4peace at 19-11-2012 01:37 PM (11 years ago)
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 Huh? Lips Sealed
Posted: at 19-11-2012 01:37 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lanudja at 19-11-2012 02:20 PM (11 years ago)
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I see boko haram in disguise..
Posted: at 19-11-2012 02:20 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- SHAGASHA at 19-11-2012 03:14 PM (11 years ago)
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this might not even be Nigeria
Posted: at 19-11-2012 03:14 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dlimelite at 19-11-2012 03:18 PM (11 years ago)
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Hmm Ok
Posted: at 19-11-2012 03:18 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 19-11-2012 03:33 PM (11 years ago)
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Na waa....
Posted: at 19-11-2012 03:33 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moriztuos at 19-11-2012 03:43 PM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 19-11-2012 03:43 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dallasp at 19-11-2012 04:09 PM (11 years ago)
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wht's re phyuk
Posted: at 19-11-2012 04:09 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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