Maiduguri: Soldiers Kill 23 Civilians At Random After Bomb Blast

Date: 26-07-2011 6:36 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Igbinedion Sammy
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- at 26-07-2011 06:36 PM (10 years ago)
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Nigeria security forces in random killing following bomb blast

The Nigerian authorities must immediately put a stop to unlawful killings by security forces, Amnesty International said today after at least 23 people were killed by police following a bomb blast on Saturday in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

The bomb, allegedly set off by the Islamist group Boko Haram, went off in the Budum market in central Maiduguri and injured three soldiers. According to reports received by Amnesty International, the Nigerian Joint Military Task Force (JTF) responded by shooting and killing a number of people, apparently at random, before burning down the market.

“President Goodluck Jonathan must get a grip on the Nigerian armed forces and immediately prevent them from carrying out further human rights violations and unlawful killings,” said Tawanda Hondora, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Africa.

“The government must now investigate these heinous crimes and put on trial those found to be responsible for the killings. Allowing troops to go on the rampage will not bring to justice those who carry out these terrible bomb attacks on civilians,” he said.

“While staying within the law, the government must step up efforts to bring to justice members of Boko Haram who wreck untold suffering on people in the middle belt.”

One wing of Boko Haram has reportedly disowned the bomb blast, saying it may have been carried out by a splinter group.

The JTF was set up by the federal government in June 2011 to restore order in Borno state. In recent months, Amnesty International has received numerous reports that security forces in Borno state have resorted to unlawful killings, dragnet arrests, arbitrary and unlawful detentions, extortion, and intimidation.

One human rights defender told Amnesty International “Soldiers went on the rampage. They shot several people and burned all their shops and properties and burned their cars.”

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/nigeria-security-forces-random-killing-following-bomb-blast-2011-07-25

Posted: at 26-07-2011 06:36 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
- maryclaret at 26-07-2011 07:43 PM (10 years ago)
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Ahn ahn, Boko go dey do their own while they go dey do theirs. odi egwu.

Posted: at 26-07-2011 07:43 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cadanre at 26-07-2011 08:26 PM (10 years ago)
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INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN.

THESE SOLDIERS ARE NO BETTER THAN THE BOKO HARAM. THEY ARE EVEN WORST THAN THE SO-CALLED BOKO HARAM. Killing people any how and burning down their houses, market place of even their cars is what they have been doing since they were sent there. May God save Nigeria/Nigerians from the terrorism of BOKO HARAM AND NIGERIAN ARMY (JTF).

Posted: at 26-07-2011 08:26 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- kebella at 26-07-2011 09:03 PM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 26-07-2011 09:03 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Mayorsolar at 27-07-2011 12:15 AM (10 years ago)
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Sometimes wen sinners ar been punish d innocent pple do share 4rm it..
Posted: at 27-07-2011 12:15 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dirtykid at 27-07-2011 12:24 AM (10 years ago)
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Nonsense attitude, who train this people and call them soldiers !!

Posted: at 27-07-2011 12:24 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- lopez2424 at 27-07-2011 12:52 AM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Collateral damage.
Posted: at 27-07-2011 12:52 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- open_reality at 27-07-2011 01:33 AM (10 years ago)
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evilllllllllllllllll

Posted: at 27-07-2011 01:33 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 27-07-2011 02:04 AM (10 years ago)
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I am not in any way condoning the action of the soldiers, but terrorists are usually
cowards who like to operate from underneath the civilians. Is it not possible that
Boko Haram struck by dropping a bomb, and then try to mix with the civilians,
hence the reaction by the soldiers?
Posted: at 27-07-2011 02:04 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sammy999 at 27-07-2011 02:53 AM (10 years ago)
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the soldiers should limit their killings to only the aboki people
Posted: at 27-07-2011 02:53 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 27-07-2011 05:48 AM (10 years ago)
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Foolish Solders they left boko haram and killing innocent people army (ndiara)
Posted: at 27-07-2011 05:48 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- feyee at 27-07-2011 05:53 AM (10 years ago)
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 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 27-07-2011 05:53 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Pepesy at 27-07-2011 07:38 AM (10 years ago)
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They sd this story is not true o
Posted: at 27-07-2011 07:38 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Malachi09 at 27-07-2011 07:56 AM (10 years ago)
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Hmmmm..Na wa

Posted: at 27-07-2011 07:56 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ukaeje at 27-07-2011 07:59 AM (10 years ago)
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wetin people dey do for that God forsaken state sef? ccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Posted: at 27-07-2011 07:59 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- acome at 27-07-2011 09:20 AM (10 years ago)
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president.  Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
ministers.   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
governors.   Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
politicians.   Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
the poor.      :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Posted: at 27-07-2011 09:20 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- luqcyking at 27-07-2011 09:22 AM (10 years ago)
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Maiduguri: Soldiers Kill 23 Civilians At Random After Bomb Blast
« posted : July 26, 2011, 08:26:03 PM (12 hrs ago) »
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INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN.

THESE SOLDIERS ARE NO BETTER THAN THE BOKO HARAM. THEY ARE EVEN WORST THAN THE SO-CALLED BOKO HARAM. Killing people any how and burning down their houses, market place of even their cars is what they have been doing since they were sent there. May God save Nigeria/Nigerians from the terrorism of BOKO HARAM AND NIGERIAN ARMY (JTF).
is fire to fire  take it opr u live it
Posted: at 27-07-2011 09:22 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- hans121 at 27-07-2011 09:28 AM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 27-07-2011 09:28 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- cadanre at 27-07-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Pepesy on 27-07-2011 07:38 AM
They sd this story is not true o

Who said that?

Posted: at 27-07-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- luqcyking at 27-07-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago)
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The bomb, allegedly set off by the Islamist group Boko Haram, went off in the Budum market in central Maiduguri and injured three soldiers.
Posted: at 27-07-2011 09:32 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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