Sept 16, 2014 – Torture & Human Right Abuse: Amnesty International Calls Nigeria Hell Fire Over Ill Treatment Of Nigerians
There are torture chambers in police stations across Nigeria and the torture techniques used by both military and police are disturbing, Human Rights watch, Amnesty International (AI) says in a new report about Nigeria.
The report titled,”Welcome to hell fire: Torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria”, will be presented at a press conference in Abuja on Friday by AI Senior Director of Research, Nicola Duckworth, and Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Netsanet Belay.
“From starvation to sexual assault and tooth extraction. It shows how conflict with Boko Haram has exacerbated the problem, with soldiers arbitrarily detaining and torturing large groups of people as they hunt for members of the armed group,” say excerpts of the report made available to our correspondent.
AI said torture survivors will be available for interviews at the event