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Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Ishilove: 3:21am On Dec 01, 2014


Access to Justice and eight other civil society organisations have filed a suit against President Goodluck Jonathan at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order compelling the president to conduct a “thorough, prompt, and impartial investigation” into the alleged extrajudicial killing of suspected Boko Haram militants by soldiers and members of the pro-government militia, Civilian JTF, revealed by Amnesty International, AI.

On August 5 2014, AI in a report alleged that officers of the Nigerian Army and alleged members of the Civilian JTF participated in the extra-judicial killings of suspected members of the Boko Haram.

The report was accompanied with a video footage that showed men dressed in military camouflage, assisted by suspected members of Civilian JTF, cutting the throats of their captives in cold-blood and dumping them into a mass grave.

The footage depicted 16 young men seated before they were ordered one after the other to the edge of the mass grave where their throats were slit and their bodies dumped into the grave. Five of the young men were killed in this manner before the footage ran out.


After the revelation, the Nigerian military denied that the men showed in the video were soldiers. It, however, promised to investigate the matter.

AI said the alleged horrific and barbaric slaughter is tantamount to war crime.

Nothing has been heard about the investigation since then. The Nigerian army has a long history of not punishing or prosecuting persons alleged to have engaged in extra judicial killings and human rights abuses by soldiers even in the face of what may seem unimpeachable evidence.

The suit filed by the civil society organisations would come up for hearing on December 3 and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, was included as a co-defendant.

In a statement, the applicants said they were moved to file the suit because of their commitment to end impunity and to promote the rule of law among Nigerian security forces.

“Access to Justice and its partners in this action are committed to fighting impunity and lawlessness in the delivery of security services, and ensuring that security operatives carry out their duties professionally, within the constitutional rule of law framework, and with respect for the rights of Nigerians, particularly those who are especially at risk of being stereotyped, or branded as “terrorists”, within the context of the war on terrorism in Nigeria.”

The applicants argued that though they were not personally harmed by the incident, they have a right to file for the order due to the virtue of their constitutions which mandate them to safeguard the fundamental rights guaranteed by the 1999 constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

“If the Applicants turn a blind eye to grave and massive violations of human rights and refuse or neglect to take action to defend, safeguard, achieve or fulfil them or refuse/neglect to take action to remedy, redress or assuage them when violated, then the Applicants would not be fulfilling the purpose for which the Federal Republic of Nigeria has incorporated them, and for which they have been conferred a special incorporation status with peculiar rights and duties; therefore, the reason for and basis of, their incorporation having failed or been defeated, the government may, following this failure, request their winding up.”

Apart from Access to Justice, the eight other civil society groups listed as applicants in the suit are One Voice Coalition for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, One VOICE, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, Human Rights Law Services, HURILAWS, and Social Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP.
Others include Network on Police Reform in Nigeria Foundation, NOPRIN, Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association, NATA, Centre for Constitutional Governance, CCG, and Centre for Constitutionalism and Demilitarization, CENCOD.
Source:http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/172149-civic-groups-sue-jonathan-jtf-others-alleged-war-crimes.html

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by tos4u(m): 3:54am On Dec 01, 2014
They should leave him alone joor

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by knightsTempler: 4:21am On Dec 01, 2014
Civil right group my asś, BH are busy feasting on the blood of innocent Nigerians, causing unprecedented carnage never before witnessed in the history of this nation.

What do these people really want from us?

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by paulworld: 4:27am On Dec 01, 2014
Why not sue book harm for, homicide, genocide and all the crimes against humanity.
Meanwhile support the winning team

#TEAMSILENTARCHIVER
YERO FOR GOV KADUNA STATE

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by tit(f): 4:40am On Dec 01, 2014
i must say i was appalled by that video.
i sincerely hope that was not the Nigerian Army.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Ikengawo: 4:44am On Dec 01, 2014
tit:
i must say i was appalled by that video.
i sincerely hope that was not the Nigerian Army.

So in your eyes that's what Nigerian soldiers look and act like?

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Firefire(m): 5:18am On Dec 01, 2014
Jokers angry

Whatever video can never be Nigerian Army.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by GAZZUZZ(m): 5:42am On Dec 01, 2014
Sue boko haram for crimes against humanity instead.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by nationwide1(m): 6:20am On Dec 01, 2014
I'm now beginning to believe very strongly that people are out to make this country ungovernable for Otuoke son. Obasanjo killed thousands of people in Zaki-Biam and Odi with properties worth billions of Naira destroyed when those people never did anything to threaten Nigeria's existence or sovereignty. Nobody mentioned human rights violation until date. But GEJ has been dragged to and fro in the name of human rights violation when Boko Haram is threatening the very sovereignty of Nigeria. Honestly, I now see why GEJ will once again get the sympathy of heaven and earth to win 2015 general election with land slide margin. I now understand the conspiracy.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by omenka(m): 6:28am On Dec 01, 2014
knightsTempler:
Civil right group by asś, BH are busy feasting on the blood of innocent Nigerians, causing unprecedented carnage never before witnessed in the history of this nation.

What do these people really want from us?
What they demand is justice. You can't afford to have some bunch of terrorists killing innocent defenceless civilians on one side and government forces doing same EXTRA-JUDICIALLY on the other side. State actors are NOT terrorists and SHOULDN'T be seen doing what should be the exclusive preserve of non state actors.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by antontech(m): 7:40am On Dec 01, 2014
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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Nobody: 7:40am On Dec 01, 2014
they have come again

Sometimes I feel these people just want to be relevant... Sue GEJ?

Where was human rice...(human rights) when BH was bombing churches and killing people in the market??.. did they ever think of taking them to court??

where were they when some people said if they lose they'll mk Nigeria ungovernable??

where were they when BH bombed nyaya, emab, madalla, viewing centers in jos and Adamawa?

where were they when BH bombed school children during assembly?

They've come now to wag their mouths I'm sure they didn't even brush.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by OCTAVO: 7:40am On Dec 01, 2014
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by FRANCISEKE1(m): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2014
Ok
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Nobody: 7:41am On Dec 01, 2014
Streets is watching
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Calebosko(m): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2014
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Once you have money, you become
handsome and your jokes are automatically
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Bak to d topic, war crime ko, civil society ni,i dont care cus av gain admission to study in France

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by thiefnubu(m): 7:41am On Dec 01, 2014
Ok



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1.) May God run your Life the way GEJ is running this country.
2.) May God give u and your family the kind of peace GEJ gives to this country.
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4.) May God secure u and your entire family the way GEJ secures this country.
As a Good supporter of GEJ and PDP all u have to do is to Quote this and reply "Amen" and disgrace the ‘Misinformed’ General public.
Be brave to type Amen and like this post



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Hapi Xmas in advance to my extended Nairaland family grin

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Abiolainfo: 7:42am On Dec 01, 2014
That's the reason why we are clamouring for change in power cheesy grin

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by philtex(m): 7:42am On Dec 01, 2014
bulshit sad
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Nobody: 7:42am On Dec 01, 2014
Senseless busybodies


Ttchhhheww

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by monemsis(m): 7:43am On Dec 01, 2014
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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by denkyw(m): 7:43am On Dec 01, 2014
Nawa o Jonathan,I don't envy u at all,it's like being a president is a crime in this country... smh 4 all this group they won't see boko haram to file a suit against, bunch of cowards and hypocrite,I believe all this is politically oriented

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Nobody: 7:44am On Dec 01, 2014
nationwide1:
I'm now beginning to believe very strongly that people are out to make this country ungovernable for Otuoke son. Obasanjo killed thousands of people in Zaki-Biam and Odi with properties worth billions of Naira destroyed when those people never did anything to threaten Nigeria's existence or sovereignty. Nobody mentioned human rights violation until date. But GEJ has been dragged to and fro in the name of human rights violation when Boko Haram is threatening the very sovereignty of Nigeria. Honestly, I now see why GEJ will once again get the sympathy of heaven and earth to win 2015 general election with land slide margin. I now understand the conspiracy.

GEJ brought this country down to this state by being too weak for a president. The kingdom of God suffered violence and violence was taken by force. Ogini!

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by topaaz(m): 7:44am On Dec 01, 2014
Hmmm, I just dey observe. I hope they sue him cluelessness too undecided.
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Nobody: 7:44am On Dec 01, 2014
should we then leave Boko haram to have a feast on the morth? you accuse ihejirika of human rights violation on the one hand, and you still accuse him of sponsoring Boko haram.

APC is Boko Haram, and Boko haram is APC. Ask lai muhammed their propagandist.

omenka:
What they demand is justice. You can't afford to have some bunch of terrorists killing innocent defenceless civilians on one side and government forces doing same EXTRA-JUDICIALLY on the other side. State actors are NOT terrorists and SHOULDN'T be seen doing what should be the exclusive preserve of non state actors.

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by phemmy88(m): 7:45am On Dec 01, 2014
Some people somewhere are busy scheming........ Devising tactics just to make the country appear like Iraq and Afghanistan...... Whoever sues GEJ for human right violation should be checked..... They might actually be BOKO HARAM sponsors

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Everest9(m): 7:48am On Dec 01, 2014
Nairaland all this article against Jonathan you put on the front page shows that you peaple support APC but it doesn't count we shall see at last!

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Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Abiolainfo: 7:57am On Dec 01, 2014
Everest9:
Nairaland all this article against Jonathan you put on the front page shows that you peaple support APC but it doesn't count we shall see at last!


If this is the reason why this is taken away from front-page,this shows how incompetent and fear driven the moderators are!!! cheesy grin
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Adyrin(m): 7:58am On Dec 01, 2014
Happy sueing Ooº°
Re: Barbaric Execution Of Boko Haram Suspects: 9 NGOs Demand An Investigation by Ucheosefoh(m): 7:59am On Dec 01, 2014
Calebosko:
i thought they say tall dark and handsome, am a tall dark n hansome guy but a short guy take my girlfriend away from me,nver belive anygirl that make dat coment "tall dark and handsome they are pretending, Did you know?
Once you have money, you become
handsome and your jokes are automatically
funny to people.
wetin concern the rubbish you post here with the topic? Here resemble romance section for your eyes abi you don smoke this morning

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