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The internal community is raising concern about the alleged killings in the southeast

The International Association for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) claimed that the army and police in the southeastern geopolitical region killed at least 700 civilians.

The group made the statement in a statement sent to reporters on Saturday.

It also claimed that around 1,100 people were arrested in the area.

It indicated that the killings took place between January and December 2022.

The group made these statements in a statement signed by the trio of Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Obianogo Joy Igbewele, Chief, Division of Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law; and Chidinma Udegbunam, Head of Campaign and Publicity Department.

They added that 220 people in the area disappeared without a trace after operations carried out by soldiers and police teams.

They added that of the 220 victims of the disappearance, between 50 and 60 were likely killed in military and police captivity.

They also claimed that Nigerian Army soldiers have also destroyed, in the last 12 months, at least 600 civilian homes worth billions of naira.

They further explained that about 18,000 people were expelled from their ancestral homes during the period under review, noting that the army never arrested those who terrorize the region.

The statement read: “The army and police deployed in the east between January and December 2022 brutally, brutally and brutally killed 700 civilians and arrested 1,100.

Of the 1,100 civilians arrested, at least 220 or 20% were abducted and disappeared by soldiers and police teams. The aforementioned security services committed outside the scope of the law and modern work ethics and rules.

It also turned out that those who were arrested by the soldiers ran a great risk of not being alive forever. Of the 220 victims of disappearance, between 50 and 60 are likely to have died in military and police captivity.

Also, Nigerian Army soldiers, in 12 months of 2022, have burned or destroyed at least 600 defenseless civilian homes worth billions of naira and looted more than 18,000 ancestral homes.

“The Nigerian military, and especially the army, has not arrested, shot or killed a single Fulani jihadi herdsman in the area in 2022, if not since 2016.”

The internal community is raising concern about the alleged killings in the southeast

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