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Nigeria: State of emergency must not lead to more human rights abuses

Headline Title:  Nigeria: State of emergency must not lead to more human rights abuses 22 May 2013 Nigerian authorities must not use the state of emergency imposed in the north of the country as an excuse to commit human rights violations, Amnesty International urged today as the military continued its assault on Islamist armed group Boko Haram.Several people have reportedly been killed and hundreds arrested since a state of emergency was declared in the northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe on 14 May. The military reportedly claim those targeted are suspected members of Boko…

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