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Nigeria army accused of suspect deaths

By on June 5, 2015

According to Amnesty Intetnational more than 7,000 men and boys have died in Nigerian military custody during its fight against Boko Haram over the last four years.

The military has rejected the allegations, calling the report biased and the statistics “spurious”.

At least 17,000 people have died in the conflict since 2009, says Amnesty.

Around 40% of all deaths have been in military custody.

About 1.5 million people have also been displaced and hundreds more abducted since Boko Haram launched its violent uprising to impose Islamic rule in 2009.

President Muhammadu Buhari said it would be investigated.

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