TERRORISM VERSUS TERRORISM: NIGERIA

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The Nigerian army has arrested around 20,000 people during their fight against Boko Haram over the past 4 years according to Amnesty International (AH). The group also claims that of this number, 17,000 have died, and 40% of this number occurred when they were in military custody. In a news report released by the BBC, in addition to these suspicious deaths, another 1.5 million have either been displaced or abducted since the military uprising in Nigeria. Other atrocities, including deliberate starvation, murder and torture, at the hands of specifically named military officials, have been alleged. Massive reforms are needed according to the AH group.

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