In one month, over 112 people killed in Plateau, Kaduna communities – Amnesty International

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At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of others displaced following deadly attacks on communities in Plateau and Kaduna states between July and August 5, according to Amnesty International.
Nigeria’s of the human rights organisation, Osai Ojigho, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, also added that 160 people were abducted, including 121 school children of Bethel Baptist Church High School, Kaduna.
He said, findings revealed that despite clear signs of retaliatory attacks, not much was done to prevent the bloodshed, thereby fueling the ongoing circle of violence.
The statement called on the government to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
According to the statement, “At least 112 people were killed, 160 abducted and thousands displaced in communities in Kaduna and Plateau states from July to 5 August 2021.
“Our findings show that despite clear signs that there will be retaliatory attacks, enough is not being done to prevent the bloodshed, thereby fueling the ongoing circle of violence.
“Beyond issuing statements and condemning attacks after they happen; government needs to rein in on attackers and bring suspects to justice,” said Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria.
“Amnesty International’s investigation shows at least 78 people were killed and 160 abducted by bandits between 3 July and 5 August 2021 in Kaduna state including 121 school children of Bethel Baptist Church High School.
“At least 34 people have been killed in Plateau state, including 7 herders who were attacked on 1 July at Dogon Gaba, 2 others were lynched at Fusa Village while trying to locate their missing cow.”
The statement stated further that, “Villagers from farming communities, informed Amnesty International that, innocent people and communities that know nothing about the attacks are sometimes targeted for reprisal.
“A retaliatory attack on July 31 and August 1 “led to the killing of at least 17 people, and displacements of hundreds in farming communities in Bassa and Riyom LGAs, Plateau state”.

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