Amnesty International, says, Boko Haram terrorist now rapes women and children at an alarming rate.
Amnesty, therefore, called on the government to take urgent action to bring this to an end.
The group said this in a statement today titled, ‘Boko Haram brutality against women and girls needs urgent response new research.
Amnesty International has revealed that Boko Haram fighter’s targeted women and girls with rape and other sexual violence.
In February and March 2021, Amnesty International interviewed 22 people in a villages in northern Borno State that Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked since late 2019.
During violent raids, Boko Haram fighters killed people trying to flee and looted livestock, money, and other valuables.
The Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said the targeted communities have been abandoned by the forces that are supposed to protect them, and are struggling to gain any recognition or response to the horrors they’ve suffered.
Added that the Nigerian authorities must urgently address this issue.