Crimes by Nigerian Soldiers: Sexual Harassment, Rape and Female Genital Mutilation of Girls and Women During 2015 Zaria Massacre

The men and officers of the Nigerian army had carried out some grievous crimes against humanity in Zaria between 12th December 2015 and 14th December 2015, targeting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, especially women and young girls. These crimes include, but not limited to, rape, sexual harassment, and genital mutilation. We review some of the most outstanding and notorious cases: Rape: Witnesses reported that young girls were raped and shot, especially in Hussainiyyah and Darul Rahama. There were reports of other types of sexual assault. Many young girls…

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