On Sunday, Nigeria’s human rights body released its interim report on the Baga Killings where it rebuked the scale of military force used on the coastal town of Baga, Borno state.
Between 30 and 200 people were killed in fighting between soldiers and Boko Haram militants in April in Baga. The report criticizes the government for focusing more on the number of casualties than the legality and the scale of the force.
The National Human Rights Commission said in an interim report on what is now known as the Baga massacre said that while it was yet to announce its impression of the the numbers killed in the attack, and those responsible, the incident illustrates “serious concerns” about “proportionality of the use of force as well as humanitarian and human rights compliance in internal security operations.”
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