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Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria

Headline Title:  A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria 16 February 2015 As Nigerians prepare to go to the polling stations to elect their President on 28 March, we take a look at some of the main human rights issues facing people living in Africa’s most populous, oil-rich country.How bad is the human rights situation in Nigeria?Pretty shocking. Boko Haram’s bloody onslaught in north-east Nigeria and the military’s heavy-handed response has killed thousands of civilians and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Women, men and children live in constant fear of murder and abduction…

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