This report was researched and written by Mausi Segun, Nigeria researcher in the Africa division, and Samer Muscati, researcher in the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.

The report was reviewed and edited by Corinne Dufka, associate director of the Africa division; Rona Peligal, deputy director of the Africa division; Clive Baldwin, senior legal advisor; Babatunde Olugboji, deputy program director; and Liesl Gerntholtz, Executive Director of the women’s rights division, Elise Keppler, associate director of international justice program; Zama Coursen-Neff, Director, children’s rights division, Shantha Rau Barriga, Director, disability rights program. The report was prepared for publication by Grace Choi, publications director; Christina Rutherford, web manager; Kathy Mills, publications specialist; and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager.

Human Rights Watch wishes to thank the victims, witnesses, and other individuals who offered evidence and other information for this report. Human Rights Watch also expresses its gratitude to individuals and organizations who have generously supported its work on Nigeria.