Ibrahim Idris Police IG orders investigation into allegations of rape in IDP camps

The is coming on the heels of President Buhari’s instruction that relevant authorities should look into the matter.

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Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered his men to investigate the allegations that security personnel sexually exploit females in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

The is coming on the heels of President Buhari’s instruction that relevant authorities should look into the matter.

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) had reported that 43 women and girls were raped and abused by security operatives in seven IDP camps in Maiduguri in July 2016.

 Idris also instructed Commissioners of police in the states where IDP camps are located to beef up security in those areas.

The IG called on his men to bring to book, anyone that tries to carry out any form of criminal activity in the IDP camps.

According to Punch, the police spokesman, Donald Awunah, on Thursday, November 3, 2016, issued a statement saying “The IG, who is irrevocably committed to the protection of all Nigerians most especially vulnerable groups such as the IDPs, has expressed deep concern over the submissions in the report and has directed the Special Investigation Panel to carry out a discreet and unbiased investigation into all the cases of abuse and misconduct alleged in the report.”

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The IG of police also assured Nigerians that the police force will not allow any act that will violate the rights of any person in the IDP camps.

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