How 1,500 died since Jan­uary—Amnesty

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Amnesty In­ter­na­tional on Sun­day re­leased a re­port that says at least 1,500 people, most of them civil­ians, were killed from Jan­uary to date be­cause of Boko Haram at­tacks and reprisals by se­cu­rity forces. The sin­gle dead­li­est day, ac­cord­ing to the re­port, was March 14, the day that in­sur­gents at­tacked the Giwa Bar­racks in Maiduguri, Borno State. Amongst the tes­ti­mony gath­ered by Amnesty In­ter­na­tional were the voices of wit­nesses who de­scribed what hap­pened when the mil­i­tary found 56 of those who had es­caped from the Giwa bar­racks. The in­fo­graphic be­low shows the diary of the killings be­tween Jan­uary – March.

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