Attacks by Boko Haram continued and resulted in hundreds of deaths, occasioned by security forces’ failure to protect civilians. The Nigeria Army, Police and State Security Service continued to torture and ill-treat detainees. Communal violence continued in some parts of the country. Freedoms of assembly, association and expression were all under attack as the country witnessed an increasing shrinking civic space. The government also disobeyed several court orders.
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