Here are six things that can bring a lot of damage and grief to Nigeria!
Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe, has prepared a report which describes main problems of Nigeria.
1 . Abuses by Boko Haram
Boko Haram had seized control of 17 local government areas (LGAs) across parts of the northeast in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, and Yobe states.The organization stresses:“An estimated 3,500 died in the conflict in 2015, while most of the 2 million displaced people live with limited access to basic rights like food, shelter, and healthcare.”
2. Conduct of Security Forces
Human Rights Watch states that Nigerian authorities have yet to open credible investigations into allegations of heavy-handed and abusive response to the insurgency by security forces:“There are also allegations of use of excessive force, and inadequate civilian protection measures, including for Boko Haram hostages, by the military in the ongoing operations in the northeast.”
3. Inter-Communal and Political Violence
According to the research, in Nigeria’s volatile “Middle-Belt” region, years of economic and political tensions between ethnic and religious communities repeatedly erupted in uncontrolled violence in 2015.
4. Public Sector Corruption
It reports that corruption and weak governance undermine the enjoyment of basic human rights for many Nigerians who live in abject poverty.“A number of senior officials in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have been arrested and faced prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since President Buhari’s inauguration in May,”the analytics stress.
5. S*xual Orientation and Gender Identity
Human Rights Watch reports :“The passageof the so-called Same-S*x Marriage Prohibition Act in January 2014—which banned “g*y clubs and organizations,” support for such organizations, and public display of affection between same-s*x couples—has had a chilling effect on freedom of expression for le*sbian, g*y, bis*xual, and transgender people, human rights organizations, writers, and others. Organizations have reported cases of blackmail, evictions, and fear of seeking health care since the law’s passage.”
6. Freedom of Expression, Media, and Freedom of Association
According to the report, media remains largely free and vibrant, Nigeria retains outdated criminal law provisions that impede freedom of speech and expression. Journalists also frequently suffer intimidation and harassment related to their work.Human Rights Watch conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights abuses around the world.