As details start to emerge of a fresh set of attacks perpetrated by terrorist group Boko Haram, the situation in Nigeria seems to be deteriorating. Hundreds of people have been found murdered in North-Eastern Nigeria on Monday. The violence seems to have spread beyond Nigeria’s borders; Chad, Niger and Cameroon have all been under attack from Boko Haram, where heinous attacks have been committed injuring and killing hundreds.

A statement was made by Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, where he vowed to continue the fight against the Islamist group; he has since then denounced the group as illegitimate and has guaranteed to continue the fight against Boko Haram and its affiliates.

In a special session convened by the Human Rights Council in April regarding the situation in Nigeria, UN High commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated “Strengthening the rule of law, repealing discriminatory legislation, and implementing inclusive and non-discriminatory policies must be part of the response to the horrific violations being committed by Boko Haram.”

The Geneva Centre condemns all Human Rights violations perpetrated by Boko Haram and any other terrorist group.

We urge the international community to collaborate with the Nigerian government and provide all necessary support to enable it to prevent such heinous Human Rights violations perpetrated by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and its affiliates groups.

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