Borno IDPs, others deny AI’s report on alleged human rights violation (Guardian)

Borno IDPs, others deny AI’s report on alleged human rights violation (Guardian)

Some Borno Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), from five local government councils have denied Amnesty International report on alleged rape and human right abuses against them by the military. NAN recalls that AI had in its latest report alleged that Nigerian soldiers raped thousands of women and girls who escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents.

The organisation also alleged that the soldiers killed many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.

But in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri, some of the IDPs denied the allegation, saying it was a fabrication.The IDPs who reacted to the NAN interview were from Marte, Monguno, Gwoza, Gwuzamala, Nganzai, Bama and Konduga, some describing it as an outright fabrication while others said only civil cases had been recorded in camps within the last four years. Read more

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