The Nigerian Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed Thursday that the army’s investigation into the alleged massacre of more than a hundred civilians by the army as part of its counter-terrorism operations in the Tillabéri (West) region “does not allow any attribution of responsibility”. to the armed forces.
“At the present time of the investigation, there is no unequivocal evidence that would allow elements of the armed forces to be compulsorily responsible for the abuses or executions of 102 people, if any,” said Prosecutor Elhadj Amadou Barhame.
So he added that “continuing the investigation will allow the evidence to be ascertained and responsibilities to be determined,” while confirming that so far six mass graves containing dozens of bodies have been found, the portal has gathered from ActuNiger News.
Local media gathered information in April about the massacre of 102 people, mostly ranchers and farmers, after they were arrested by the army between March 27 and April 2.