Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video shows Nigerian troops shooting captives

A video obtained by Reuters shows Nigerian troops shooting unarmed captives in broad daylight by the roadside in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the bastion of an Islamist insurgency.

Nigeria's military has long been accused of human rights abuses, including summary executions, in the troubled north but there has been no video proof since the first crackdown on the Islamist sect Boko Haram in 2009.

A spokesman for the army said it was "impossible" for Nigerian troops to do such a thing.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBRE8AH0BC20121118