- Updated: this is allegedly the extrajudicial killing of the Giwa barracks Boko Haram suspect escapees
May 22, 2014
We cannot verify the authenticity of these pictures and their circumstances. They come by way of the popular Muslim cleric, and outspoken Boko Haram critic, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, who shared the photos on his Facebook page. Sheikh Gumi claims the men lined up are young Almajiris who were executed without trial and mass-buried as Boko Haram members in Borno state.
Gumi: GENOCIDE COMMITTED IN BORNO
The acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Robert Jackson said on nigerian military: “When soldiers destroy towns, kill civilians and detain innocent people with impunity, mistrust takes root”.
This crime must not go unpunished. The international community should institute an inquiry and forensics search of other mass graves and bring to those culpable to book.
Please let us control our emotions and pray to Allah to expose all the criminals among us. So many innocent people have suffered. Enough is enough.
May Allah save us all. Amin.
UPDATE: ENDS gives more info- Giwa Barracks Event:
You might have seen some images purported to be genocide in Borno state, apparently published by BluePrint magazine and shared by outspoken Boko Haram critic, Sheikh Gumi on his facebook page. We will like to verify that indeed this event did take place according to our investigations, but it needs better elaboration. Firstly it must be clearly stated that the act of children being summarily executed is abhored and without defense. Secondly, execution of captured suspects must always be preceeded by trials.
The images being spread are from the Giwa barracks escape event of March this year. These were the captured escaping suspects. The executions did happen as a joint action of the Civilian-JTF and army after they apprehended the escapees. This event and images are general knowledge and have been raised by human rights organizations and have been widely condemned as crimes against humanity.
Over 200 Boko Haram suspects and suspected escapees were executed in Jiddari Polo and about 600 in Mairi ward in this fashion after that prison break.
It must be clarified that these are not Almajiri’s gathered from the streets of Borno.
The photos are below.Viewer discretion advised.
It’s quite graphic!