Nigeria: Submission to the UN Committee against Torture: 72nd Session, 8 November-3 December 2021

Index Number: AFR 44/4872/2021

This submission focuses on Amnesty International’s concerns regarding pervasive torture and other ill-treatment by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Military in the context of its counter-insurgency efforts in northeast Nigeria. It highlights torture and other-ill-treatment of children, older people and violence against women in the context of the armed conflict in the northeast. The submission also highlights torture and other ill-treatment committed in the context of forced evictions. It is not an exhaustive account of Amnesty International’s concerns about torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria.

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