The NGO documented instances of arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and torture between March and June 2021. The Nigerian police didn’t instantly reply to those allegations.
Human rights group Amnesty Worldwide on Wednesday (August 4) accused Nigerian safety forces of killing at the least 115 folks in the course of the suppression of the southern separatist motion between March 2021 and June 2021.
In response to the police, violence broke out within the southeastern states, killing at the least 127 police or safety service members. Native media reported that about 20 police stations and cops have been attacked, and election places of work have been attacked. The Impartial Motion of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) advocated the separation of southeastern Nigeria (primarily inhabited by Igbo folks) and its paramilitary arm, the ESN (Jap Safety Community), and was accused of inciting such violence, which led to IPOB’s rejection.
In response to Amnesty Worldwide, safety forces, together with the navy, police, and State Division Service (DSS) intelligence companies, suppressed these assaults by killing dozens of gunmen and civilians.
“The proof collected by Amnesty Worldwide paints a horrible image of the relentless use of pressure by Nigerian safety forces within the states of Imo, Anambra and Abia”Stated Osai Ojigho, Director of Nigerian NGOs.
When requested, the Nigerian police didn’t instantly reply to those allegations. “I did not see the report [d’Amnesty]. So I can’t reply”, Advised AFP (AFP) Nationwide Police spokesman Frank Mba.