Earlier this year in May 2018, the local elections were coming up in Nigeria’s Southern Kaduna. There were nervous expectations that the elections would bring with it political violence. In fact, in the last decade, every local election had been preceded by or followed by some form of violence.
"People are taking the law into their own hands," says Osai Ojigho, director for Amnesty International in Nigeria. “The biggest problem,” says human rights activist Sarli Sardou Nana, “is that the perpetrators are not punished.