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Buhari Shocked, Probes Sexual Abuse at IDP Camps

President Muhammadu Buhari who was shocked by the Human Rights Watch report of a massive sexual and rights abuse at IDP camps, has directed an investigation into the matter. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said this in his statement on Monday.

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris and Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima are to investigate the HRW report. Those in the camps were displaced from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency.

On his twitter handle (@MBuhari), the President said: ”I have seen the new @hrw report, and asked the Inspector-General of Police and concerned State Governors to investigate immediately.”

His position was reinforced in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam  Garba Shehu,  that the President is worried and shocked” and that the welfare of the most vulnerable of Nigerian citizens has been a priority of the government.

Nigerians and the international community, he said, can be rest assured that the allegations raised in the HRW were not being taken lightly.

The statenment added that “President Buhari has instructed the Inspector General of Police and the state governors of the affected states to immediately commence investigations into the issue.”

Their findings, Shehu said, would determine the next course of action for the government and define an appropriate response.

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