Nigeria: Analysis of the air force raid in Adamawa state
On 4 December 2017, the Nigeria Air Force deployed an Alpha Jet and EC 135 attack helicopter to respond to an attack on villages in Demsa and Numan LGA by armed herdsmen. The air raids occurred as hundreds of herdsmen attacked eight villages in Adamawa state to avenge the massacre of up to 51 members of their community the previous month. Based on witness testimony, field observations, determination of the nature of weapons used as well as analysis of photographic, aerial and satellite images, Amnesty International believes that the air raids caused significant destruction.
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