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Amnesty International Working Against Nigeria As A Country – John Agim

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The Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim has described the recent Amnesty international reports against the Nigerian Military alleging that soldiers raped women and girls in IDPs Camps in Borno state as blanket allegations and insinuations against the armed Forces of Nigeria.

He also noted that for the Military particularly Gender Based violence such as rape is an outright aberration considered grievous and cannot go unpunished.

Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri on Friday shortly after visiting some IDPs Camps within the city the Director said from the visit to various Internally Displaced Persons camps and having interacted with the stakeholders in the camps the Nigerian Armed Forces has neither molested, sexually assaulted nor raped any IDP as alleged by Amnesty International in its recently concocted report.

The Military he said has several measures in place to regulate the conduct of troops and to define their relationships with members of their host communities.

Troops he said are deployed in the frontlines and are made to undergo mandatory Pre-Induction Training for about five weeks on Fundamental Human Rights, International Law of Armed Conflicts, Rules of Engagement, and Gender Based Violence.

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