BBC Africa Eye exposes vicious system of torture in Nigeria

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In its latest investigative effort, BBC Africa Eye has exposed a vicious system of torture used by branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces.

The 17-minute video traces the origins of this technique known as ‘tabay,’ used in the interrogation of detainees and suspects.

Detainees’ arms are forced back and tied at the elbows using this technique, also cutting circulation to the hands; this torture technique causes agony as the hours go by.

The investigative effort also reveals that in 2014 a senior police officer was involved in the torture of a young man who later died from his injuries.

This exposé follows the deep dive into the entrenched systems of sexual abuse in west African universities that was carried out late in 2019.

Watch BBC Africa Eye’s investigation into the vicious system of torture in Nigeria below.

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