US Release Horrific Report On Nigeria: Indicts Buhari’s Administration……………………….U.S Releases Horrific Report on Nigeria; Indicts Buhari Administration
opera.comFeb 21, 2020 12:36 PM
The report coming from United States has review yet another horrific and nauseating detailed report about Nigeria government, accusing it of high levels of injustice, brutality and inflicting untold pain on poor Nigerian masses.
The report, as released by the Department of States, accused the Nigerian security apparatus of gross abuse of power against it citizenry such as brutality, arbitrary detention, bribery among other scandalous activities.
Abductions, suicide bombings, and attacks on civilian targets by Boko Haram has persisted unabated.
According to the report, In June , 2018 least 84 people were killed in double suicide bomb attacks attributed to Boko Haram at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State.
Decades old communal conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers in the Middle Belt intensified and further exacerbated the security situation in the country during the years. At least 20000 people were killed and another 300,000 displaced as a result of the violence.
It also revealed that over 70 percent of persons in prison across the country are awaiting trial, blaming the situation on lack of judicial capacity and corruption.
The insurgency situation in the Northeast has rendered many hopeless, the Boko haram militants has been ransacking the villages without government intervention, which has lead to more than 20,000 people been killed and several others maimed with permanent injury.
The uncoordinated and inadequate responses by state and federal authorities deepened mistrust and perception of authorities’ bias and complicity in the violence.
“Various human rights abuses committed by Boko Haram since the insertion of this administration, numerous attacks had been carried on both government and civilian targets that resulted in death of thousands of it citizens and widespread destruction of villages, farm land with the occupants either killed or injuried while the internal displacement persons is estimated well over 1.8 million, and the external displacement of 220,000 Nigerian refugees to neighboring countries”.
More than 3,600 children, including 1,617 girls, were detained by the Nigerian armed forces between 2013 and 2019, according to data collected by the UN, though Human Rights Watch said Nigerian authorities have not allowed the UN access to military detention sites to verify these figures. It is not known how many children are currently in detention
It pointed out that insecurity is a general phenomenon in Nigeria, “security services perpetrated several extrajudicial killings, torture, rape, arbitrary detention, mistreatment of detainees, and destruction of property”
“Widespread societal unrest, such as ethnic crisis, regional, and religious violence. Other serious human rights abuses, including vigilante killings; prolonged detention without trial in poor conditions; lack of fair public trial of cases; government influence on the judicial arm; infringement on citizens’ rights; and denial of freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and movement.
There were also various reports during the year concerning corrupt officials; violence against women and childream.
The report also shows that, there are high level of impunity among all levels of government; saying “although the administration began initial steps to curb corruption, authorities did notHong to investigate or punish the majority of cases involving the police or military abuse”.
“Boko Haram have carried out numerous attacks, directly on civilians. They usually recruited and forcefully enlist child soldiers to carried out suicide bombings and several attacks on a highly populated centers in such places like Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Plateau, and Yobe States. In some such attack, women and children are used as suicide bombers. The government investigated these attacks but prosecuted only a few members of Boko Haram”.