Heartbreak! Hundreds Possibly Thousands of Boko Haram Terrorists Die in Nigerian Custody


The deaths of hundreds of people in detention facilities run by Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF) must be investigated as a matter of urgency, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty International has received credible information from a senior officer in the Nigerian Army that over 950 people died in military custody in the first six months of 2013 alone. Most of the reported deaths occurred in facilities used by the military to detain people suspected of being members of or associated with the armed Islamist group Boko Haram.

On to the good parts.
According to former detainees interviewed by Amnesty International, people died on an almost daily basis in both Giwa and Sector Alpha from suffocation or other injuries due to overcrowding, and starvation. Some suffered serious injuries due to severe beating and eventually died in detention due to lack of medical attention and treatment.

These interviews also revealed that in some cases detainees in these facilities may have been extrajudicially executed. Some described soldiers taking detainees from their cells threatening to shoot and kill them. In many cases the detainees never returned. Others were reportedly shot in the leg during interrogation, provided no medical care and left to bleed to death.


NPR reported on this this AM and mentioned there at the very last that Boko Haram is responsible for the murder of thousand of "civilians". Go ahead and replace the word "Civilians" with "Christians" and then you have an accurate statement.

To be fair NPR is aware of Boko Haram's butchery against Christians and churches. But today's narrative is about "Muslim victims" in India and Nigeria. So can't muck that up.

As for the current tragedy befalling Boko Haram fighters dying in Nigeria.

Um..... we hope Nigeria keeps up the good work. Because some people just need killing, I count Boko Haram among those.

Posted by: Howie at 10:27 AM


1 Boko Haram is not a country. It is not a signatory to the Geneva Convention. Their mistreatment of everyone and everything under their rule is well documented.

Nigeria may have been wrong, but I won't shed a single tear for them. The thugs in Boko Haram knew what they were getting in to and they knew the consequences (or should have). Be glad they didn't have to deal with the likes of Vlad the Impaler.

Posted by: Gork at October 15, 2013 10:33 AM

2 I always have high hopes that someday, someway, these pantie wetters will have the pleasure of being a victim of the savage rabid terrorists they promote.

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 15, 2013 10:47 AM

3 They better bury all those Boko Haram guys before they "turn a whiter, shade of pale".

Posted by: Michael J. Bilek at October 15, 2013 11:10 AM

4 That brought a tear to my eye. My ribs are sore too.

Posted by: F Callen at October 15, 2013 11:48 AM

5 You would think if they were out to be murdered there would be much easier ways to do it.

How many of these criminals are being held to give an idea of what ~900 dying is anything significant.

Also niot mentioned these criminals were captured. How many sustained injuries/wounds which resulted in the deaths???

Likewise whats the average death rat efor non-islamist criminals in these prisons.

Im sure there is a Nigerian Prince willing to collet moneys to try to alleviate this sad situation.... Liberals should check their emails daily for a letter.

Posted by: tifflemein at October 16, 2013 12:40 AM

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