Nigerian military to investigate Amnesty International allegations


Nigerian Troops
ABUJA, June 19 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military said on Friday it was investigating allegations by Amnesty International that more than 8,000 people had died in detention during a crackdown on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, weeks after dismissing the report.
The army initially rejected the allegations of prisoners being executed and mistreated, published earlier this month, as “biased and concocted”.
But international pressure has been mounting on Nigeria to examine its tactics, and soon after the report’s release, President Muhammadu Buhari promised his office would study it and “act accordingly”.
The armed forces called a press conference on Friday to say investigations …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper