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Amnesty International Urges Nigerian Government to Investigate Alleged Forced Abortions Done by the Military

Amnesty International Urges Nigerian Government to Investigate Alleged Forced Abortions Done by the Military

Global human rights organization, Amnesty International, has asked the Nigerian federal government to look into the recent report on forced abortions allegedly being carried out by the leadership of the Nigerian Army.

This is coming after a controversial Reuter’s report had indicted the Nigerian army, saying that it was initiating a secretive, systematic, and illegal abortion program in the northeast.

The Reuters report also stated that the forced abortions had terminated not less than 10, 000 pregnancies of women and girls who were raped by terrorists.

But Amnesty International, while reacting to the report, had released a statement condemning the alleged actions of the army and remarked that “such forced abortions constitute gender-based violence that may amount to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.”

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The organization then, in a three-thronged demand, pleaded with the Nigerian government to “thoroughly and impartially investigate the recent report of forced abortions committed by the Nigerian Army”, while also calling on the government to “provide effective reparations to all the victims of forced abortion committed by the Nigerian Army.”

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