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NHRC ALLEGES RAPE, TORTURE IN JTF’S OPERATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

JTF in operation in Nigeria
JTF in operation in Nigeria

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nigeria has said that it has received reports that the Joint Task Force (JTF) carried out extra-judicial killings, torture, rape and arbitrary detention in an efforts to fish out  members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram from their areas of operation.

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A report credited to Reuters quoted the NHRC as saying that the violence had forced thousands of farmers to flee their land and warned that the exodus could trigger a food crisis. The NHRC was however not categorical on where and when the alleged abused took place.

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“Thousands have been forcibly displaced both within Nigeria and beyond; a farming season has been lost, threatening the region with a food security crisis. These consequences threaten a foreseeable humanitarian crisis on the region,” said NHRC adding that the JTF was not giving it enough access to Baga since the onslaught began.

The commission quoted a police report saying troops who had arrived to avenge the killing of a colleague “started shooting indiscriminately at anybody in sight, including domestic animals resulting in loss of lives and massive destruction of property”.

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