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 assessment they have made of Amnesty International's recommendation that, following recent military attacks on villages in Adamawa State, the Nigerian Air Force should submit its video footage and all relevant information it holds to the Nigerian authorities, specifically the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

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It is essential that actions taken by the Nigerian Armed Forces and security services are in accordance with international human rights and humanitarian laws. We urge the Nigerian government to investigate allegations of human rights violations and, where allegations are confirmed, hold those responsible to account.

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