October 15, 2013
Heartbreak! Hundreds Possibly Thousands of Boko Haram Terrorists Die in Nigerian Custody
The deaths of hundreds of people in detention facilities run by Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF) must be investigated as a matter of urgency, Amnesty International said today.On to the good parts.
Amnesty International has received credible information from a senior officer in the Nigerian Army that over 950 people died in military custody in the first six months of 2013 alone. Most of the reported deaths occurred in facilities used by the military to detain people suspected of being members of or associated with the armed Islamist group Boko Haram.
According to former detainees interviewed by Amnesty International, people died on an almost daily basis in both Giwa and Sector Alpha from suffocation or other injuries due to overcrowding, and starvation. Some suffered serious injuries due to severe beating and eventually died in detention due to lack of medical attention and treatment.Sweet!
These interviews also revealed that in some cases detainees in these facilities may have been extrajudicially executed. Some described soldiers taking detainees from their cells threatening to shoot and kill them. In many cases the detainees never returned. Others were reportedly shot in the leg during interrogation, provided no medical care and left to bleed to death.
NPR reported on this this AM and mentioned there at the very last that Boko Haram is responsible for the murder of thousand of "civilians". Go ahead and replace the word "Civilians" with "Christians" and then you have an accurate statement.
As for the current tragedy befalling Boko Haram fighters dying in Nigeria.
Um..... we hope Nigeria keeps up the good work. Because some people just need killing, I count Boko Haram among those.