An international human rights group, Amnesty International has asked Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari, to investigate some senior military officers for alleged complicity in the extra judicial killing of over 8,000 people in the north-east.
Among those the organisation wants investigated are the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah.
Also named for investigations are former Chief of Defence Staff, Retired Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim and former Chief of Army Staff, Retired General Azubuike Ihejirika.
Five other senior Military officers were also named for investigation in the report.
In its latest report on the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents, Amnesty International accused the leadership of the Military of participating, sanctioning and failing to prevent the violations.
The report said that the senior military officers were duly informed of the arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions and extra judicial killings but they did nothing about them.
The report covered the military operations between 2009 and 2014.