Amnesty Nigeria urge states to deal with insecurity ahead of elections

Amnesty International Nigeria has urged the authorities of the various states of Nigeria to deal with the incidents of insecurity prevalent in the regions. The incidents are steadily increasing in the area ahead of the local elections in several parts of the country. The human rights organization based in Nigeria has expressed their deepest apprehension about the situation.

Ahead of gubernatorial and house of assembly elections in several states, Amnesty International has expressed that they are deeply concerned by threats of violence and incitement to hatred. The situation is especially tense in Lagos, Kaduna and Kano. The human rights association asserted that the authorities must immediately take action to stop incitement and protect the people.


The human rights association further asserted that the various political parties, security forces, politicians, and interest groups should refrain from favouring, supporting, or engaging in activities of violence or incitement, which could potentially deprive people of their human rights.

The Nigeria chapter of the human rights association has criticized the authorities of the areas for their failure of the authorities to bring those responsible for deadly violence during previous elections. According to the organization, this has created an atmosphere of impunity and encouraged other people who support such incidents in the community.

In a subsequent post, The Non-Government Organization shared the statistics of crime incidents and incitement to violence in Kaduna State. Through the statistics, they have called out the authorities for not taking the right approach to dealing with the situation.
December 2022: Gunmen killed 38
March 2023: Gunmen killed 15
March 2023: Gunmen killed 10

Nigerian authorities must immediately and decisively end the ongoing attacks on communities in southern Kaduna. Again and again, authorities have been failing to end the attacks on south Kaduna communities and bring the perpetrators to justice. We again call on authorities to live up to their obligations to protect lives and end impunity.

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