Amnesty International reacts after deadly raid on Nigeria's village

Amnesty International reacts after deadly raid on Nigeria’s village

Rights organization Amnesty International has reacted after a raid by suspected Islamists in the village of Kuchi in Niger state, central Nigeria.

The raid occured on Friday and resulted in the deaths of 10 people and the kidnapping of 160 others, mostly women and children.

Amnesty International expressed “deep concern” over the mass kidnapping and called on the authorities to address the situation.

“The invasion of the village by the gunmen is yet another indication of the Nigerian authorities’ utter failure to protect lives,” it said.

“Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities to end these spate of abductions and bring suspected perpetrators to justice. Frequent mass abductions and killings are clear evidence of failure of authorities to protect the people,” it added.

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