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Nigeria: War crimes and crimes against humanity as violence escalates in north-east

Headline Title:  War crimes and crimes against humanity in north-eastern Nigeria 31 March 2014 An increase in attacks by Boko Haram and uncontrolled reprisals by Nigeria’s security forces has seen the death toll in North East Nigeria rise to at least 1,500 people, more than half of whom are civilians, in the first three months of 2014, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.  “The escalation of violence in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014 has developed into a situation of non-international armed conflict in which all parties are violating international humanitarian…

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