Niger’s Army accused of killing dozens of civilians

Niger’s army has been accused of executing dozens of civilians during counterinsurgency operations. This accusation is made by the national human rights commission.

The commission said it had discovered more than 70 bodies in six mass graves in Tillaberi in the north-west of the country, an area affected by jihadist violence. It is alleged that the killings happened earlier this year.

One of the investigators said the civilians had been killed with bladed weapons and small arms.

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Source BBC

By Moma Sandrine

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