Frontline Nigerian journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Legit.ng, Bayo Olupohunda, has called on the federal government to investigate the report by Amnesty International (AI) which claimed that thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram attacks are being abused by Nigerian security forces.
Olupohunda made this call in a tweet via his Twitter handle, @BayoOlupohunda, on Thursday, May 24.
Condemning the 'disappointing' response of the federal government and the Nigerian Army, the renowned journalist and author of 'Are You Not a Nigerian?' stated that the AI's report still remains an allegation and urged federal government to launch an investigation into the 'dastardly act'
Olupohunda stated that the acknwoledged efforts of the Nigerian armed forces fighting in the front lines to defeat Boko Haram cannot be "an excuse to rape and abuse women and girls who are made to suffer twice over after having been kidnapped and abused by BH."
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Nigerian Army to launch a serious investigation into the allegations of abuse.
"Nigerians should call on @MBuhari and the international community to prevail on the Nigerian Army @HQNigerianArmy to begin investigation into the SERIAL ABUSE by the soldiers.. Truth must be established. It is not enough to dismiss the report as false. NO TO RAPE BY SOLDIERS," he tweeted.
Read the complete tweets below:
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Olupohunda accused crime reporters of aiding brutality of crime suspects by the Nigerian police.
The frontline journalist stated that crime reporters aid brutality of suspects with the kind of implicating and prejudicial questions they ask crime suspects.
He also condmned the practice of parading suspects at police command and pronouncing then guilty as unconstitutional.
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