A boy walks past the remains of a village burnt down by Boko Haram on the outskirts of Maiduguri


Ms Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, has called on Nigerian Government and the international community to pay special attention to the lingering violence in the north-central region of Nigeria.

Making the call in Abuja on Monday, she said, “The situation in the north-central appears to be spreading to other parts of the country. 

"There is need for urgent actions to end the violence which is claiming thousands of lives.

“If the crisis in central Nigeria is ignored, its ripple effects will spread through the-sub region given Nigeria’s important role in the continent. If that happens, the major victim will be the vulnerable populations in the country.”


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