Amnesty International Exposes How the Federal Government Killed 150 Biafra Agitators

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Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria’s security forces of killing at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters and injuring hundreds since August 2015.
The army denied the charge.
“This deadly repression of pro-Biafra activists is further stoking tensions in the southeast of Nigeria,” Amnesty warned in its report.
“This reckless and trigger-happy approach to crowd control has caused at least 150 deaths and we fear the actual total might be far higher,” said Makmid Kamara, interim director of Amnesty International Nigeria.
The watchdog said its report was based on analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eyewitness accounts relating to demonstrations and other gatherings of Biafran activists between August 2015 and August 2016. The protesters were asking for a separate state for the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria.
Amnesty said the military used live ammunition with little or no warning to disperse the protesters. In May 2016, it said, at least 60 people were shot dead and 70 injured in two days of events to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.
Amnesty called for an inquiry.
“The Nigerian government’s decision to send in the military to respond to pro-Biafra events seems to be in large part to blame for this excessive bloodshed,” it said.
“The authorities must immediately launch an impartial investigation and bring the perpetrators to book.”
Nigerian army spokesman Sani Usman dismissed the allegation.
“We wish to debunk the insinuation that our troops perpetrated the killing of defenceless agitators. This is an outright attempt to tarnish the reputation of the security forces,” Usman said in a statement. He said the activists had in fact killed five policeman at a protest in May and attacked military and police vehicles.
“(…) The military and other security agencies exercised maximum restraints despite the flurry of provocative and unjustifiable violence,” he added.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has staged series of demonstrations across the southeast since the arrest in October last year of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been charged with treason and still in detention.
Kanu, who is also head of the banned Radio Biafra, is accused of calling for a separate republic of Biafra, nearly 50 years after a previous declaration of independence sparked a civil war. The 1967-70 conflict left more than a million people dead, most of them from starvation and disease, as the Igbo nation was blockaded into submission.
Amnesty and other human rights groups have previously highlighted similar claims against the military in December last year, when at least 350 Shiite Muslim protesters were killed in the northern city of Zaria. The military has also been accused of a catalogue of abuses against civilians during Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency in the northeast.



beneno (m) at 24-11-2016 12:53PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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zeigbo (m) at 24-11-2016 01:00PM
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Buhari and his evil security re killing innocent Biafrans

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freethinker (m) at 24-11-2016 01:01PM
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GOD WILL SURELY AVENGE THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT..................
BUHARI AND HIS COHORTS WILL NEVER GO UNPUNISHED.
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1marviz (m) at 24-11-2016 01:02PM
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ok
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gogoman (m) at 24-11-2016 01:09PM
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TOTAL NONSENSE!! NIGERIA SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THAT YEYE ICJ  IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THESE MORON AMNERSTY WON'T KEEP SAYING SHIT
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freethinker (m) at 24-11-2016 01:13PM
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Quote from: gogoman on 24-11-2016 01:09PM
TOTAL NONSENSE!! NIGERIA SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THAT YEYE ICJ  IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THESE MORON AMNERSTY WON'T KEEP SAYING SHIT
@GOGOMAN, UNCIRCUMCISED PIG, U ARE A DISAPPOINTMENT TO YOUR ENTIRE GENERATION.
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freethinker (m) at 24-11-2016 01:18PM
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EDDYPRINCE (m) at 24-11-2016 01:33PM
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Make all this Brafians go rest jor they are causing more problem in dis country
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EDDYPRINCE (m) at 24-11-2016 01:34PM
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Buhari kill dem all if them nor ready to stop that their nonsense
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livingstone80 (m) at 24-11-2016 02:24PM
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Quote from: EDDYPRINCE on 24-11-2016 01:34PM
Buhari kill dem all if them nor ready to stop that their nonsense
may GOD FORGIVE YOU!
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emytex74 (m) at 24-11-2016 02:50PM
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Some pple are just an incomplete metamorphosis saying kill kill bcos they neva kill one of your relations
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Ifeamakas (f) at 24-11-2016 03:03PM
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Quote from: gogoman on 24-11-2016 01:09PM
TOTAL NONSENSE!! NIGERIA SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THAT YEYE ICJ  IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THESE MORON AMNERSTY WON'T KEEP SAYING SHIT

Yes is total nonsense because the Amnesty International is now bringing out the truth
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lilchuks28 (m) at 24-11-2016 03:03PM
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Even an ordinary blog post shows how divided we are and there is no way a divided country can stand and experience growth. killing innocent people in the name of one Nigeria does not solve anything rather it deepens our hatred for each other.  There is no way this country can grow not until we all agree to face the truth. We are more divided than we think we are.
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osarobo62 (m) at 24-11-2016 03:05PM
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amnesty international is a biased organisation that always blame govts and supports criminals
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Ifeamakas (f) at 24-11-2016 03:11PM
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 24-11-2016 03:05PM
amnesty international is a biased organisation that always blame govts and supports criminals
Yes Amnesty International is supporting criminals because they are bringing out the truth just wett very soon the hole world will the evil your father the so called buhari is doing.
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Novic (m) at 24-11-2016 03:15PM
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You people should just becareful with buhari,  I don't knw why una no acpt the fact buhari don't want you people
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emma4love3 (m) at 24-11-2016 03:17PM
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abeg make them show us evidence to this talk abeg.....
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jp-free (m) at 24-11-2016 03:33PM
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Quote from: freethinker on 24-11-2016 01:13PM
Quote from: gogoman on 24-11-2016 01:09PM
TOTAL NONSENSE!! NIGERIA SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THAT YEYE ICJ  IMMEDIATELY SO THAT THESE MORON AMNERSTY WON'T KEEP SAYING SHIT
@GOGOMAN, UNCIRCUMCISED PIG, U ARE A DISAPPOINTMENT TO YOUR ENTIRE GENERATION.

Just pray it doesn't happened to you or your relation, Then you will know how painful it's a bullet doesn't choose who to hit during war and conflate
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Trueyarn (m) at 24-11-2016 04:26PM
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Big fat lie,when Biafra start where the death toll don reach this amount?
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