Rape

Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Troops of Raping Boko Haram Prisoners

Amnesty International (AI) issued a report on Monday stating that security agents and inmates at two prisons in Borno State, Nigeria, were sexually abusing women and children. Nigerian officials dismissed the allegations as baseless and described them as a “malicious” effort to undermine the morale of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

Soldiers patrol as children watch the medical outreach program at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) Camp on July 6, 2017 in Maiduguri. The Nigerian Military held the NADCEL 2017 free medical outreach project at Bakassi IDP Camp in Maiduguri. / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read …