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|Title:||Corpses, Maiduguri, 14 March 2014|
Photo of people shot, allegedly by the military Joint Task Force, on 14 March 2014 in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Those shot were detainees released by Boko Haram during an attack on Giwa barracks.
An increase in attacks by Boko Haram and uncontrolled reprisals by Nigeria’s security forces has seen the death toll in North East Nigeria rise to at least 1,500 people, more than half of whom are civilians, in the first three months of 2014.
More than half of the killings have been carried out by members of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram, including scores of schoolchildren who have been the victims of deliberate attacks.
Amnesty International has documented the killings carried out in January, February and March 2014 by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian Security Forces. It highlights 14 March as a tipping point when the security forces unleashed a brutal crackdown on former detainees.
On 14 March Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state. They reportedly fought their way into the detention facilities and freed several hundred detainees. Amnesty International has received credible evidence that as the military regained control, more than 600 people, mostly unarmed recaptured detainees, were extra-judicially executed in various locations across Maiduguri.
COUNTRY: AFRICA/WEST AFRICA/NIGERIA
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|Date Photo or Video Created:||14/03/2014 11:33|
|Size:||368.53KB; 960 x 720 pixels; 81 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 254 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|