17 January 2013

Nigeria: Investigate Rape of 'Prostitutes' By Soldiers - NHRC

Abuja — The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, called on the Chief of Army Staff, General Abdulrahman Dambaza and Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, FTC, Command to investigate the allegation that some men in army uniform abducted and raped some women in Abuja under the guise that they were prostitutes.

Executive Director of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, in a statement, noted that the commission monitored the report of the incident as aired by Federal Radio Corporation on January 16, 2013.

It was reported that on December 20, 21 and 22, 2012, some women were allegedly abducted by men in army uniforms in an unidentified black Hilux van in Wuse 2, Abuja, under the guise that they were prostitutes and taken to an unknown destination, where they were allegedly beaten and raped.

Angwe appealed to Army and Police authorities to investigation the matter.

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