Nigeria sends 100 female police to IDP Camps
9 November 2016 National
In an effort to stop sexual abuse in IDP Camps, the Nigerian Police in the North-Eastern State of Borno say they have deployed 100 female officers to camps for those who have fled Boko Haram’s insurgency.
Borno State Police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said the female officers will ensure the protection of women, adding that the deployment of the officers, drawn from various divisions, is also to dig out true happenings in the camps.
President Muhammadu Buhari expressed concern and shock at the sexual abuse in IDP Camps and ordered an investigation into the alleged abuses.
A Human Rights Watch report last week alleged that several women had been sexually abused by security officers.
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