How Security Personnel Sexually abused women, girls In IDPs


A report published in Human Rights Watch has stated how Security personnel’s have abused the women and girls that have been living in seven internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Four of the victims told Human Rights Watch that they were drugged and raped, while 37 were coerced into sex through false marriage promises and material and financial assistance.

Meanwhile the Inspector General of police Ibrahim Idris, has made clear to the press said 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 for s*xually abusing women and girls.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the I-G and the affected state governors to investigate the allegation. Police set up a special panel to investigate the alleged abuses.

Speaking Tuesday at theInspector-General of Police Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Mr Idris said police would liaise with the Army and Air Force to make their personnel available for a thorough investigation.

Mr. Idris said after the investigation, any suspects found guilty of the offence would be dismissed and taken to court for prosecution.


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