CSOs Debunked Amnesty International Report of Rape By Nigerian Military in IDP’s Camp

Coalition of civil society organisations on human rights and conflict resolution in Nigeria has debunked the recent report by the Amnesty International accusing the security forces of raping and starving internally displaced persons to death in the northern part of the country.

The global agency had at weekend in its report entitled They betrayed us, detailed how the military and the Civilian Joint Task Force Civilian JTF allegedly separated women from their husbands and confined them in remote satellite camps where they were reportedly being raped in exchange for food.

Reacting to the report it termed Tainted Spring, the coalition said it was evident that some ‘political’ Boko Haram people were taking advantage of the unrest in the North East.

The group’s Executive Director, Maxwell Gowon, told newsmen in Abuja that the report was targeted at heating up the polity and rubbishing the security forces, especially the military that were carrying out a good job.

The coalition claimed that the document was sponsored by a ‘political Boko Haram’ bent on achieving a pre-determined result.

This particular one in question he said has been begging for legitimacy after it was exposed that Amnesty International and the UNICEF were paying journalists and NGOs to compile fictitious reports against the Nigerian military and other stakeholders fighting terrorism in Nigeria.

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