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August 14, 2018

Human Rights Watch accuses security officials of raping girls, women at IDPs camps

The Human Rights Watch, HRW, has accused the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, vigilante groups and camp leaders of raping young girls and women in various Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps. HRW, in the report published on Monday, also criticised the government for not doing enough to sanction those involved in the act. Its research showed that some of the victims were drugged and raped while others were forced into sex through false marriage promises, and material and financial assistance. According to the report, some of those coerced into sex said they were abandoned when they…