Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Military of Burning Some Villages in Borno


A Human rights group, Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of burning some villages in Borno, one of the worst-hit states by the insurgency in the North East.

In a statement sent to newsmen, it also alleged that security forces displaced residents of the affected villages in response to escalation in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents recently.

Although military authorities denied the allegations, the human rights group said its facts were drawn from interviews with affected villagers and satellite data analysis.

It noted that the insurgents have heightened their activities in the region since December 2019, especially along the major road linking the Borno State capital – Maiduguri with Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.


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