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Rights Groups Allege Abuse in Nigerian Prisons

Rights organizations in Nigeria allege that conditions in the prisons are appalling and say they are investigating allegations of overcrowding, beatings and killings. “It’s a national problem," said Suleiman Shuaibu, president of the African Youth for Conflict Resolution. "Everywhere in Nigeria inmates are suffering. Too much of population -- the prison yard is congested. The nature of where they sleep, the atmosphere is not conducive.  They don’t have blankets to lie...

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