Nigeria: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 128643

Asked on: 20 February 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nigeria: Ethnic Groups
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information the Government holds on recent reports of ethnic cleansing in areas of Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 28 February 2018

We continue to monitor the human rights situation in Nigeria closely and are concerned by reports of recent clashes in Adamawa State. We do not assess that there is institutionalised persecution of any ethnic groups by the Nigerian authorities, but continue to make clear to the Nigerian authorities the importance of transparent investigations of human rights violations, accountability at all levels, and the protection of civilians in conflict areas and in places of detention.

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