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Amnesty International, in a publication titled "Welcome to Hell" has accused Nigeria's military and police force of using barbaric torture methods.

The report says both the police and military use a variety of torture methods which include beating, nail and teeth extraction during interrogation.

A woman who was accused of theft says she was sexually assaulted and had teargas sprayed into her vagina.

The Nigerian government is yet to respond to the report of the rights group.

From The Sun newspaper:

The use of torture is particularly extreme in the north-east in the war against Boko Haram Islamist militants, Amnesty International says.

The UK-based rights group says between 5,000 and 10,000 people have been arrested there since 2009, and executions in overcrowded detention facilities are common.

A teenage boy, pictured above, was among 50 people arrested by the army in Pokiskum in Yobe state last year on suspicion being a member of the Boko Haram.

At the time he was 15 years old and spent three weeks in custody in Damaturu and said he was beaten continuously with gun butts, batons and machetes.

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Source: #DailySun