Amnesty International has advised the Nigerian Government to ensure that Boko Haram and other terrorist groups involved in crimes against humanity must be death with.
Amnesty International said this in reaction to the killing of Rev. Lawan Andimi, a chapter Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) by the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists.
The rights group, in a statement, said it is dismayed by the killing of Andimi, adding that the government must ensure that every member of the terrorist group must be brought to justice.
AI said, “With this horrific murder and an increasing number of attacks in recent weeks, Boko Haram has again shown its brazen disregard for the sanctity of life.
These deplorable crimes shouldn’t go unpunished. It is appalling that Boko Haram followed up the killing of Rev. Andimi on Monday 20th January, 2020 with an attack on his village — in Chibok Local Government Borno State. Targeting civilians is a crime under the international law.
Boko Haram must immediately stop its attacks on civilians. All those responsible for war crimes and other human rights violations and abuses in Nigeria must be brought to book in a fair trial.
The Nigerian authorities must re-double their efforts to rescue the hundreds of civilians still under the custody of the dreaded group of terrorists.