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Nigerian police accused of widespread abuse

  • Amnesty International has accused security forces in Nigeria of routinely torturing men, women and children who are often detained as suspects or for questioning. 

    The new study by the human rights group is based on evidence collected over a decade and includes hundreds of testimonies by witnesses.

    The study says the abuse is very widespread, with some police stations even having informal “torture chambers”.

    Nigeria Police Force has denied the claims, saying “[t]orture or ill-treatment” was not its “official policy”.

     

     

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