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Soldiers, airmen, cops arrested over rape in IDPs camp

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Soldiers, airmen, cops arrested over rape in IDPs camp

Two policemen, three army personnel, one prison official, one air force personnel, a staff of Borno ministry for agriculture and two members of the civilian JTF have been arrested.

Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, December 6 said the officials allegedly committed this offence thirty-seven days after Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Nigerian security officials of raping and sexually molesting women and girls in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in fewer than five of the 43 women and girls interviewed said they are to receive any formal counselling after they were raped or sexually exploited,” said Mausi Segun, senior Nigeria researcher at HRW.

President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently ordered the IGP and North East governors, to, as a matter of urgency, commence investigation into HRW’s report.

Borno state.

Inspector-General of Police in Abuja disclosed that police will work with the army and air force for investigation, any suspect found guilty of the offence would be dismissed and then made to face the wrath of the law.

It was said that in some cases, some men used their positions of authority and gifts of desperately-needed food or other items to have sex with women who are less privilege .

Victims of rape and sexual exploitation may be less likely to seek health care, including psychological counselling, due to the shame they feel.

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