Damning testimonies gathered by Amnesty International reveal that Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram’s armed raid on the state-run boarding school in Chibok which led to the abduction of more than 240 schoolgirls on 14-15 April. Nigerian authorities did not comment on Amnesty’s statement. After independently verifying information based on multiple interviews with credible sources, the organization revealed on Friday that the Nigerian security forces had more than four hours of advance warning about the attack but did not do enough to stop it. “The fact that Nigerian security forces knew about Boko Haram’s impending raid, but failed to take the immediate action needed to stop it, will only amplify the national and international outcry at this horrific crime,” said Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Africa Director, Research and Advocacy.

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