Nigeria - JTF Shoot Dead 30 During Boko Haram Raids In Maiduguri

Nigerian troops shot dead at least 30 people during raids in the northeast city of Maiduguri, bastion of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, witnesses and hospital staff said on Friday.
Three witnesses told reporters that soldiers from the Joint Task Force (JTF) raided several neighborhoods in Maiduguri late on Thursday and arrested or shot dead dozens of young men.

"More than 30 bodies were brought in by the JTF yesterday and most of them were young men," a nurse at one Maiduguri hospital Yagana Bukar told reporters. The military spokesman in Maiduguri did not respond to requests for comment.

This is coming barely 24 hours after Rights Group Amnesty International accused Nigerian forces of committing massive rights violations including summary executions in trying to crush the insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

In a report, the London-based rights group charged Nigeria's military with carrying out extra-judicial killings and showing "little regard for the rule of law or human rights" in its campaign against Boko Haram.

"The cycle of attack and counter-attack has been marked by unlawful violence on both sides, with devastating consequences for the human rights of those trapped in the middle," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty's secretary general.

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  1. AI or what ıs ıt call should shut theır trap. Such stupıd sentıments should be dısregard and let the securıty agents contınue theır good work. God bless Nıgerıa and God bless the securıty agents.



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