Document - Nigeria: New Amnesty International report on Boko Haram Violence in Nigeria
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL�MEDIA ADVISORY
AI Index: AFR 44/046/2012�29 October 2012
New Amnesty International report on Boko Haram Violence in Nigeria
On 1 November 2012, Amnesty International is launching a report at a press conference in Abuja calling on the Nigerian government to ensure the protection of people living under threat of attacks from the Islamist armed group, Boko Haram.
People in Nigeria are facing human rights violations at the hands of the state security forces mandated with their protection. In the report Nigeria: trapped in a cycle of violence Amnesty International exposes the Nigerian government’s failure to protect the population and prevent the campaign of violence led by Boko Haram across northern and central Nigeria.
The report is being launched at the conclusion of a five-day high level mission to Nigeria led by the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, involving meetings with senior members of the Nigerian government.
Press Conference Details
What: Report launch – Nigeria: Trapped in a Cycle of Violence
When: 01 November 2012 11am (local)�Where: Transcorp Hilton, 1 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abuja
Who: Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Director General
Lucy Freeman, Deputy International Director for Africa
Report, press release and images available in advance.�
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Susanna Flood on +234 (0)813 600 77 64 or +44 7904398319 (in Abuja) firstname.lastname@example.org