Amnesty said the 90-page report, “Our job is to shoot, slaughter and kill’: Boko Haram’s reign of terror,” documents war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Boko Haram, including the killing of at least 5,500 civilians across North-east Nigeria in 2014 and early 2015.It said the report was based on nearly 200 witness accounts, including 28 abducted women and girls who escaped captivity and sheds new light on the brutal methods used by the armed group. “The evidence presented in this shocking report, one year after the horrific abduction of the Chibok girls, underlines the scale and depravity of Boko Haram’s methods,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.“Men and women, boys and girls, Christians and Muslims, have been killed, abducted and brutalized by Boko Haram during a reign of terror which has affected millions. Recent military successes might spell the beginning of the end for Boko Haram, but there is a huge amount to be done to protect civilians, resolve the humanitarian crisis and begin the healing process.” The report contains graphic evidence, including new satellite images, of the scale of devastation that Boko Haram has left in their wake.
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