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Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by ogododo: 8:50am On Dec 08, 2020
Amnesty International has said that the Boko Haram insurgents have killed many aged citizens at disproportionate levels due to their inability to flee attacks.

It noted that many villages in areas under Boko Haram control are populated by older people who are unable to flee or who choose to stay and continue working their land.

In a 67-page report titled, ‘My heart is in pain: Older people’s experience of conflict, displacement, and detention in North-East Nigeria’, the organisation disclosed that older people were killed both by the terrorist group and the military.


The report released on Monday, also revealed that humanitarian response got to them only as “an afterthought.”

The global human rights group said it reviewed more than 120 images of corpses brought from the barracks to a local mortuary, and spoke to individuals with insider knowledge who estimated that “15-25 per cent of those who have perished are older men.”

“This is disproportionately high, as older men appear to account for no more than 4 per cent of the population in North-East Nigeria. In April 2017 alone, 166 corpses were transferred from Giwa to the mortuary,” the report stated.


It further noted that humanitarian agencies estimate that older people account for around 150,000 of the 2.1 million people displaced by the conflict in North-East.

The research, carried out between November 2019 and October 2020, involved 62 older women and 71 older men affected by the conflict.

The Director of Crisis Response at Amnesty International, Joanne Mariner, said, “When Boko Haram has invaded towns and villages, older men and women have often been among the last to flee, leaving them particularly exposed to the armed group’s brutality and repression – amounting to war crimes and likely crimes against humanity.


“This has included torture, being forced to witness killings and abductions of their children, as well as looting resulting in extreme food insecurity.”

Speaking on the alleged killings by the military, she stated, “Nigeria’s military, in turn, has repeatedly shot older people to death in their own homes during raids on villages in Boko Haram-controlled areas.

“Thousands of older people have been denied dignity in hellish conditions in military detention, with many hundreds of them dying in squalor. These, too, amount to war crimes and potentially crimes against humanity.”


The report read, “In these villages, older people face threats from all sides. Boko Haram loots their property and often restricts older women’s movement, making it harder for families to earn money and feed themselves.

“Boko Haram also abducts or kills their children and grandchildren, and sometimes tortures or kills the older people themselves.”

Narrating her ordeal, an 80-year-old woman from a village in Michika local government area, Adamawa State, said, “Boko Haram asked why I was still around when others had run away… I told them it was my house and I was not scared of dying. Some of them said instead of killing me, they’d put me in permanent pain. They brought out their knife and stabbed me in my foot, leaving a big gash.”


Amnesty International said it found that many older people with limited mobility were unable to flee and have been shot and killed or seriously injured when soldiers sprayed bullets through houses.

“Others have burned to death inside their homes when the military torched villages perceived to support Boko Haram,” the report added.

The military had yet to respond to the allegations as calls to the Defence Headquarters spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, on Tuesday, rang out.

He had yet to respond to an SMS seeking his reaction to the report.

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by akinmusi(m): 8:58am On Dec 08, 2020
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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Racoon(m): 9:17am On Dec 08, 2020
"Amnesty International said it found that many older people with limited mobility were unable to flee and have been shot and killed or seriously injured when soldiers sprayed bullets through houses.

“Others have burned to death inside their homes when the military torched villages perceived to support Boko Haram,” the report added...."
The military is killing them while BH with their warped fanatical ideology does not even respect the elderly too hence they can shed their blood and kill them with no iota of remorse.Yet these are the killers government is granting amnesty.It's so painful.

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Marine54(m): 9:18am On Dec 08, 2020
The hands of Nigeria police and military are filled with innocent blood ! Lie mahammad will start calling it fake news...

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Kyase(m): 9:26am On Dec 08, 2020
Amnesty don come again.


Endsars no sell now na Boko Haram Dem come back for.....

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by slawormiir: 9:38am On Dec 08, 2020
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright.. ...
The aged always at the receiving end of it all

Terrorism affects them ....even this Corona viruses affects the older people more
May God protect the aged

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Prodigee: 9:39am On Dec 08, 2020
At this rate are boko and naija military not the same?! undecided

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by money121(m): 9:39am On Dec 08, 2020
Ok
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by azraeljaheel: 9:40am On Dec 08, 2020
wink wink
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Inkling(f): 9:41am On Dec 08, 2020
Very bad
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by AdaugoChisom(f): 9:42am On Dec 08, 2020
Do you know that most people in Adamawa are Christians? And this maybe same faith with Borno. Someone from there told me that in his community that only one family is a Muslim..

Hope the Fulanis are not giving Adamawa people Benue treatment?

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Dblaiz(f): 9:42am On Dec 08, 2020
last last everybody na scam. BH na scam, Army na scam, Amnesty na Scam

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by CodeTemplar: 9:43am On Dec 08, 2020
One day, and one bad news about the military.

Let me guess how they will spin this.
Lai will say they are not old but bedridden people who couldn't run.
Garba Shehu will say they are people with high BP who suffer heart attack when BH attacks
Femi Adesina will say they could have died 5 years ago if not for the grace of Buhari.
Zulum will say they died at a higher rate before Buhari came to power.
Buratai will say they could have died more if not for the religious seminars on doctrines they are giving the foot soldiers.
The Arny twitter account will say AI is technically not part of Nigeria again as they have been expelled.

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by alingo2013(m): 9:43am On Dec 08, 2020
It's not today they started
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by AFULA(m): 9:44am On Dec 08, 2020
okay
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by waleadeagb(m): 9:45am On Dec 08, 2020
You are so blind to the reality engulfing this country call Nigeria.



Kyase:
Amnesty don come again.


Endsars no sell now na Boko Haram Dem come back for.....

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by evergreen9: 9:45am On Dec 08, 2020
I am confused right now @arrewa @thatfairguy, I thought Zulum and Northerners said the north is safe and Boko haram has been defeated? Also heard that those beaheaded were not farmers but Boko haram informant and now this news from A.I?

Who's telling the truth? If the North truly isn't safe then why do Northerners claim the North is safe? Are they sympathetic to the cause of Boko haram?

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Anaerobi(m): 9:45am On Dec 08, 2020
Nawa o
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Simplebeauty: 9:45am On Dec 08, 2020
undecided
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by cynthia500(f): 9:46am On Dec 08, 2020
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it.
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Anaerobi(m): 9:47am On Dec 08, 2020
It just made me remember family friends I lost in mubi 2014
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Nobody: 9:47am On Dec 08, 2020
cynthia500:
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it.
Iberiberism
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Fahdiga1: 9:47am On Dec 08, 2020
Between the military and Boko Haram I don't know who kills more than the other
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Tranquillity360: 9:52am On Dec 08, 2020
Are this boko haram not Northerns,because am not understanding.




I thought northerns love themselves.

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by freemantic: 9:53am On Dec 08, 2020
Dblaiz:
last last everybody na scam. BH na scam, Army na scam, Amnesty na Scam
I dey tell u my sista grin who we go believe
Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Itohanmiwa: 9:53am On Dec 08, 2020
What's the difference between the two of them, they both leave the same trademark; sorrow, tears and blood. But Buhari love and value one more than the other. " Both of them are zombies".
Las Las this country na setup.

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Re: Amnesty International: Boko Haram, Military Killing Aged People Indiscriminately by Kyase(m): 9:54am On Dec 08, 2020
waleadeagb:
You are so blind to the reality engulfing this country call Nigeria.



Okay

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