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Amnesty says 1,600 people killed in Boko Haram terrorists attacks

Amnesty said in a statement that the deaths occurred in Nigeria

 

Human rights group Amnesty International says at least 1,600 people have been killed in attacks carried out by Boko Haram terrorists since the start of June.

Amnesty said in a statement that the deaths occurred in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, where security forces are engaged in operations against the Takfiri terrorists. 

The group added that at least 3,500 civilians have been killed by Boko Haram so far this year. 
Amnesty also called on the governments in the affected countries to take the necessary measures aimed at providing civilians with security. 
Reports indicate that 1,260 people have been killed in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria alone since late May, with the majority of attacks happening in Borno State’s places of worship, markets and bus stations.

On September 20, about 140 people were killed in blasts in Borno’s capital, Maiduguri, and the provincial town of Monguno. 

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