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Nigerian military investigates torture video

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A soldier stands next to the ruins of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in 2016.Picture copyright
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Correspondents prepare proper this is a unusual admission by the army which normally denies rights abuses

The Nigerian army is investigating allegations that troopers tied up and killed a suspected Islamist militant sooner than burying him in a shallow grave.

A video displaying males wearing army fatigues torturing and killing however each different man modified into as soon as extensively circulated on messaging apps over the weekend.

It is undecided when the photographs dates from.

Nonetheless the army says it modified into as soon as maybe filmed within the north-east, the place jihadists have been stopping for years.

An army spokesman described the violence confirmed within the video as a “dastardly act” that changed into as soon as in the direction of the core values of the Nigerian army.

Correspondents prepare the Nigerian authorities normally brush off allegations of human rights abuses within the battle in the direction of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nonetheless on this case the Nigerian army issued a stable assertion of condemnation and promised the perpetrators shall be tried and punished.

The navy has additionally been beneath scrutiny for many recent allegations that it detained 1000’s of children for suspected hyperlinks to Boko Haram.

It has denied these experiences, asserting it treats children as “victims of battle and by no means as suspects”.

Nigeria’s navy have been stopping Boko Haram within the north-east for the previous decade.

The authorities have stated the group is “technically” defeated nonetheless it continues to assault navy and civilian targets regularly.

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