Amnesty International condemns violent killings in Benue state

The Nigeria chapter of the international human rights association Amnesty International has condemned the violent incidents in Nigeria.

The Nigeria chapter of the international human rights association Amnesty International has condemned the violent incidents in Nigeria. Amnesty recently took to their social media to vehemently oppose the government of Nigeria’s serious lack of action on the repeated incidents of violence.

The country has witnessed several violence-related in the previous weeks. These incidents occurred in Benue state on different days in the last week. The areas include the Entekpa-Adoka district in the Otukpo Local Government Area and the Nyiev Council Ward of the Guma Local Government Area.


The international human rights association has condemned the actions of the culprits responsible for the killings. They also talked about the stunning failure of the authorities to end them and bring suspected perpetrators to justice. The Nigeria Chapter of Amnesty International believes that these incidents continue to threaten the right to life in Nigeria.

They took to their social media to share that Amnesty International is horrified by the killing of over 46 people in Benue state. They believe that Nigerian authorities must do more than merely condemn the horrifying killings. Allegedly, over 46 people died during an attack on Wednesday, 5 April and Thursday, 6 April. The incident occurred at Umogidi village of Entekpa-Adoka district in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue state.

Meanwhile, on Friday, armed individuals killed 34 people in an attack on a camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) at LGEA Primary School Mgban, in Nyiev Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Amnesty has urged that authorities must promptly bring justice to the Suspected perpetrators. In addition to the security forces’ failure to heed warnings or respond in time to save lives, the fact that no perpetrators have recieved justice leaves rural communities feeling completely exposed.

The association asserted that Nigerian authorities must do more — to end the alarming escalation of attacks, abductions for ransom and frequent killings, which have left people feeling more unsafe across Nigeria.

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