Amnesty International Commends Senate’s Effort In Addressing Alleged Rape And Mistreatments By Military Officers
Amnesty International, (AI), yesterday, has commended the Nigerian Senate for its decision to probe allegations raised in its report as a welcome development and a sign of hope for victims seeking justice.
According to a statement by its Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho , AI said “Rather than taking action to address the issues raised in this report, like investigating countless allegations of rape and other war crimes, the Nigerian military has fallen back on its usual hostile tactics of denials and threats.
“The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed.”
Naija News recalls that the organization had recently released a report, which documented alleged sexual violence against starving women and girls detained in satellite camps under the control of Nigerian soldiers and militia.
The Military has however denied these allegations.
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