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America condenms FG, says it uses state agents for unlawful killings

By SnrMgr at 2019-03-19 • 0 collector • 29 pageviews

The United States has accused the Federal Government of Nigeria and it agents of committing “arbitrary and unlawful killings.”

US made this known in a recent report titled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” available on the Department of State website. The report, which took a look at Nigeria’s human rights record alleged that the government had breached some human rights laws. “Human rights issues included unlawful and arbitrary killings by both government and nonstate actors; forced disappearances by both government and nonstate actors; torture by both government and nonstate actors and prolonged arbitrary detention in life-threatening conditions particularly in government detention facilities; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions including civilian detentions in military facilities, often based on flimsy or no evidence; infringement on citizens’ privacy rights; criminal libel; substantial interference with the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.

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