Nigerian Military Says to Investigate Amnesty Killing Allegations

Nigeria's military said on Friday it was investigating allegations by Amnesty International that more than 8,000 people had died in detention during a crackdown on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, weeks after dismissing the report. But international pressure has been mounting on Nigeria to examine its tactics, and soon after the report's release, recently-elected President Muhammadu Buhari promised his office would study it and "act accordingly". Boko Haram has killed thousands and forced about 1.5 million people to flee in a six-year battle to set up an Islamic state in the remote northeast of the country.



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