Amnesty International (AI) has unveiled gory details of how Nigerian soldiers and militia rape starving women while posing as their rescuers.
According to the group in its recent report, displaced women confined to remote camps (Internally Displaced Persons) were forced to become “girlfriends” of military in exchange for humanitarian assistance.
The report also stated that thousands have died of starvation in the camps.
“Thousands of women and girls who survived the brutal rule of the Boko Haram armed group have since been further abused by the Nigerian security forces who claim to be rescuing them,” the report titled: “They betrayed us” revealed. It unveiled how the Nigerian military and Civilian Joint Task Force (Civilian JTF) – a militia who work alongside them – have separated women from their husbands and confined them in remote “satellite camps” where they have been raped, sometimes in exchange for food. Read more