Nigeria: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding reports by Amnesty International that unlawful and excessive force has been used by the Nigerian Air Force against civilians in Lawaru, Dong, Kodomti, Shafaron, and Nzuruwei.

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We remain concerned by reports of human rights violations by the Nigerian security forces. We continue to make clear to the Nigerian authorities the importance of transparent investigations of human rights violations, accountability at all levels, and the protection of civilians in conflict areas and in places of detention.

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