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Konduga attacks: Amnesty International says FG must do more to protect civilians

FOLLOWING insurgents’ attacks in Konduga, Borno State on Sunday evening by suspected members of Boko Haram, the Amnesty International says Nigerian government must do more to protect civilians.

In its reaction to the three bomb attacks that left 30 people dead and more than 40 injured, the organisation said government must find ways to protect civilians, especially in areas such as Konduga that have frequently been targeted by Boko Haram.

All those responsible, it added, “must face justice for all the atrocities it has committed, including the use of children for suicide missions.”

In a Twitter message on Monday, Amnesty International said the attacks were typical of Boko Haram’s despicable disdain for the sanctity of human life.

It said the suicide bomb attacks killing at least 30 football fans bore hallmarks of Boko Haram.

“ These horrific suicide bomb attacks that killed at least 30 people  and injured over 40 more bear all the hallmarks of #BokoHaram and its vicious, unrelenting campaign targeting civilians,” Amnesty International tweeted.

“We are calling on #BokoHaram and other armed groups to immediately stop targeting civilians.”

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