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Africa Eye: Torture ‘rampant’ among Nigeria’s security forces



This a BBC monitored investigative report about the rampant use of torture among Nigerian security forces.

WARNING: This film contains disturbing scenes including images of torture

BBC Africa Eye has uncovered shocking video evidence that torture is being used by multiple branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces.

Torture is illegal in Nigeria. But images from social media show that a particular form of torture – a technique known as ‘tabay’ – is widely used in the interrogation and punishment of detainees, including children.

This investigation looks at the origins of this technique, identifies the worst offenders, and asks why they are not being held to account. It also reveals that in 2014 a senior police officer was involved in the torture of a young man who later died from his injuries.

This is man inhumanity to his fellow man, we hope the Nigerian Government would rise up to its responsibilities and investigate these atrocities and prosecute those responsibly.

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