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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS REINSTATEMENT OF NIGERIAN ARMY OFFICERS

Rights group, Amnesty International condemning the reinstatement of some Nigerian Army officers earlier sacked and jailed for various crimes committed in the North East.

 

Amnesty International in the report said some of the senior Army Officers were to be probed for war crimes and the mass murder of detainees in the fight against Boko Haram.

 

The rights group, if you recall, had in June last year said that Major General AHMADU MOHAMMED along with eight other senior commanders should be investigated into their possible criminal responsibility of war crimes, including the deaths of more than eight thousand detainees.

In the latest report, Amnesty International described the reinstatement of the Army general as a monumental failure of the government to stamp out impunity for war crimes at the highest level.

 

Amnesty said it was unthinkable that Major General MOHAMMED could resume command of troops before an investigation has even begun.

 

MOHAMMED, according to the group, was in charge of Seven Division of the army when the military allegedly executed more than six hundred and forty detainees after Boko Haram Islamists attacked the detention centre in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in March twenty fourteen.

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