Amnesty: women raped by army Nigeria

Amnesty: women raped by army Nigeria

World May 24, 2018 06:30

abuja - Thousands of women and girls in Nigeria have been raped by members of the government army. This is reported by Amnesty International in the report They betrayed us.

The report reveals that the women and girls were brought to remote camps, by both Nigerian soldiers and members of a militia Civilian Joint Task Force, with which the army cooperates. There they were raped, sometimes in exchange for food.

'It is absolutely shocking that people who have already suffered so much under Boko Haram are being sentenced to abuse by Nigerian soldiers,' says Amnesty's director in Nigeria, and Amnesty also claims that thousands of people have died from starvation in 2015 camps in the northeast state of Borno.

The human rights organization calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in north-east Nigeria and to publish earlier investigations. According to the Nigerian president, the report has no credibility.

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