Stronger Nigerian Action Needed against Boko Haram | Freedom House

Stronger Nigerian Action Needed against Boko Haram


Following the release of satellite images documenting the massive destruction and loss of over 2,000 lives resulting from a Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria since early January, Freedom House released the following statement:

“The images released today are incontrovertible evidence that the human rights situation in northern Nigeria is only getting worse,” said Vukasin Petrovic, regional director for Africa. “The Nigerian government needs to take more active steps to protect its citizens and end this ongoing crisis.”

Nigeria is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2014, and Partly Free in Freedom of the Press 2014.


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