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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Buhari Orders Investigation of HRW Report of Sexual Abuse of IDPs

Reports say President Muhammadu Buhari is worried and shocked by the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which alleges sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls in camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

President Buhari has therefore instructed the Inspector General of Police and the state governors of the affected states to immediately commence investigations into the issue. Their findings will determine the next course of action for the government and define an appropriate response.

While the Nigerian military continues to work hard so that these unfortunate victims of Boko Haram terrorism can soon return safely to their homes, the government said it will do its best to ensure their protection and welfare in the temporary IDP camps.

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