Senator Shehu Sani wants FG to look into amnesty international report about rape in IDPs

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Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central has called on the federal government to look into amnesty international report which accused security agencies of raping thousands of women and girls at the Internally Displaced Persons camps in the country.

Amnesty International on Thursday in a new report entitled “They betrayed us”, stated “how the Nigerian military and Civilian Joint Task Force (Civilian JTF) have separated women from their husbands and confined them in remote ‘satellite camps’ where they have been raped, sometimes in exchange for food.”

However, the Nigerian Military condemned the report, describing it as a a false and urged the public to disregard it.

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Reacting, Sani urged the government not to ignore such report but take actions against perpetrators.

The Kaduna lawmaker on his Twitter page noted that the report had an iota of truth which if tackled will hinder future occurrence of human rights abuses

He wrote “I just attended the Amnesty Nigeria launch of their report on treatment of women in the North East.

“The Federal Government shouldn’t dismiss it but should study the report, view it as a mirror and take actions against the perpetrators of the documented gross human rights abuses.

“The amnesty report on Nigeria tells us the uncomfortable truth. It cast the light on the dark corners of impunity. It’s about us, it’s about what some of us did to some of us. The report hurts but it can help to heal, by using it to avert future occurrence.

“All bad precedents begins with justifiable measures.”

Meanwhile, the presidency had stated that the report was inherently battling with credibility, falling vehemently short of evidential narration.

Garba Shehu, on Wednesday said the report is short on credibility because it does not contain factual leads that could have laid the foundation for investigative actions.

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