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Incident on 30 May 2016 [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Location: A gutter in Nkpor, Idemili North, Anambra [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Violation types: Torture and other ill-treatment [+]

Perpetrator classifications: Military [+] Navy [+]


This incident took place in A gutter in Nkpor, Idemili North, Anambra, Nigeria [+]


According to Amnesty International: "Vincent Ogbodo (not his real name) a 26-year-old trader from Abia state, said that he was shot on Remembrance Day (30 May 2016) in Nkpor and hid in a gutter. When soldiers found him, he said they sprayed acid on him. “A naval officer came close to where I was lying. He asked me to shut up my mouth. I kept pleading, please don’t kill me. I am not a criminal. I’m a freedom fighter. He then started pouring acid on me. He wanted to pour it on my face, but I covered my face. I would have been blind by now. He poured acid on my hands. My hands and body started burning. The flesh was burning. The acid was burning my skin... I screamed until all the water in my system was draining. I stopped shouting...They dragged me out of the gutter. They said I’ll die slowly. They dropped me on the floor, for me to die. I refused to die. One threatened to hit me with his dagger if I keep shouting.”" [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Title Access Date Archive Link
24 November 2016 Amnesty International Nigeria: 'Bullets Were Flying Everywhere' - Deadly Repression of Pro-Biafra Activists 27 September 2018