A makeshift camp which houses internaly displaced people (IDPs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria on September 15, 2016 ©Stefan Heunis (AFP)
Women told HRW they were drugged and raped or coereced into sex through false marriage promises.
Nigerian officials have been accused of sexually abusing women and girls displaced by Boko Haram terrorists in the country's northeast. A report by rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged 43 women and girls were sexually abused in seven internally displaced camps (IDP) in Maiduguri, capital of restive Borno state.
Four of the victims told HRW that they were drugged and raped, while 37 claimed they were coerced into sex following false promises of marriage and financial assistance.
Some of the alleged victims said they had also been abused by vigilantes who are currently helping the army in the fight against Boko Haram.
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