Heightened insecurity across Nigeria remains a threat to human rights. Boko Haram splinter groups, including the Islamic State West Africa Province, continue to operate in the northeast and carry out attacks within and outside the region. In the northwest, bandit groups which emerged following years of conflict between nomadic herders and farming communities, kidnap for ransom, pillage, kill, and maim people at will. Violent antigovernment actors in the southeast, where separatist agitation is simmering, also threaten the safety and security of citizens. Security forces, in responding to these issues, continue to be implicated in rights abuses. Insecurity remained a concern in the lead up to the 2023 presidential election which was marred with violence at the polls and other irregularities. Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged as the winner of the presidential race and is set to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2023. The results of the election have however been challenged in court.

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