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Irabor Urges Nigerian Human Rights Commission to Probe Abortion Claims in North-East

Irabor Urges Nigerian Human Rights Commission to Probe Abortion Claims in North-East

General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff, has urged the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to probe the allegations of abortion and infanticide carried out on certain women and children in the North East region of Nigeria.

Outrage and anger have continued to trail the investigation report of an international news wire agency, Reuters, that claimed that the Nigerian military had forcefully terminated the pregnancies of arrested and detained Boko Haram women.

The report also claimed that the military authorities extra-judicially killed children of terrorists, for fear of them being the true offspring of their deadly parents.

Recall that the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, had also urged the Nigerian government to investigate the allegations by Reuters.

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But the Nigerian military and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had dismissed the report, tagging it as evil. Meanwhile, Irabor had called the NHRC on Friday, December 16 to investigate the report, adding that the leadership of the Nigerian military would love an independent and thorough probe by a neutral organisation.

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