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AI identifies justice as the key to ending Boko Haram insurgency

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Amnesty International, AI, has said that the proper administration of justice holds the key to ending the protracted Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the Northest geopolitical zone.

AI’s Country Director, Mrs Osai Ojgho stated this in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday, during a solidarity visit to about 2,000 women, whose husbands are alleged to have been in detention for the past three years in connection to the insurgency in the Northeast.

Ojigho, who called on the Federal Government to all parties in the crisis got justice, contended that a situation where husbands were detained without recourse to law courts would worsen the crisis and build bad blood.

According to her, it was very imperative to bring perpetrators of crimes to justice.

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“I know that it has not been easy for everyone, particularly the people of Borno State that have lost so much due to the Boko Haram crisis, to heal from the pains. We have lost many lives and communities. We can only reclaim lives if human rights are put on the front burner of all issues, whether at state, federal or local government level.

“We have been calling for justice, justice for everyone that has suffered loss of families, properties and livelihood, justice for those who have caused this pain, who have brought this calamity upon us,” she said.

Speaking earlier during the visit, Executive Director, Al-amin Foundation, Hajjia Alamin Hamsatu, said a total of 2,000 women separated from their husbands in Banki town, Bama Local Government Area are had come together to demand for the whereabouts of their husbands.

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