“STARS ON THEIR SHOULDERS, BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”; DOWNLOAD AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT
June 8, 2015
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The Nigerian Army has gotten yet another strong kick from the global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) in its latest report released on 3rd June 2015, titled “Stars on their Shoulders, Blood on their Hands”.
The report accuses serving and retired top military officers of complicity in war crimes, extra judicial murders, torture and starvation etc in the prosecution of their military campaigns against the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group from 2009.
The report accuses the military of over 7,000 murders of young men and boys since March 2011, over 1,200 murders of people since February 2012.
The report further accuses the military of arbitrary arrests, detention in inhumane conditions, torture and starvation of detainees and calls on the Nigerian government to investigate and punish perpetrators.
The report was allegedly based on years of research and analysis of evidence ranging from interviews with victims, eyewitnesses accounts and leaked correspondence etc.