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Nigerian Military Rejects Amnesty International Report

A spokesman for Nigeria’s military says accusations by Amnesty International of human rights violations are an unfortunate effort aimed at undermining the army’s resolve to defeat terrorist acts carried out by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In a report released Wednesday, Amnesty said that since March 2011, Nigerian soldiers and militiamen have murdered, tortured and abused thousands of detainees. The report says an estimated 1,200 people were extrajudicially killed, and about...

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