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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sexual harassment: Shettima to request deployment of female undercover police, DSS, NAPTIP detectives to IDP camps

Following recent reports about some officials sexually harassing female internally displaced persons, Governor Kashim Shettima has‎ revealed his plans to write letters requesting the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Security, the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to deploy female and male undercover detectives to all IDP camps in Borno State to spy on culprits and bring them to book.

Speaking at a courtesy call by a delegation from the National University Commission on tour ongoing infrastructure at the proposed Borno State University, which held at the Government House in Maiduguri on Tuesday, Governor Shettima said deployment of undercover agents will be a permanent measure in addition to the urgent need for investigation of the report by the Human Rights Watch ‎released days ago which said some female IDPs interviewed had alleged they were sexually harassed by some security officials, to the extent of getting them pregnant.

"Today, as Governor of Borno State, there is no issue that gives me headache like the unfortunate bye-products of IDP camps. Our citizens were violently sent out of their houses and communities, it is their fundamental rights to be provided alternative accommodation with their food and health cater for. Sadly and very sadly indeed, the IDP camps have become avenues that horrible stories of sexual slavery, prostitution rings, drug peddling and other social vices are emanating from. Only yesterday (Monday) there was a report by a Human Rights group alleging incidences of sexual abuses by some Federal and State workers in some of the IDP camps. This is highly condemnable 
"Apart from investigating these claims and arresting culprits which is absolutely necessary, I am going to write letters to the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the DSS, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency and may be the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, requesting all of them to deploy female and male undercover detectives to all our camps to permanently spy on anyone involved in sexual harassment, any form of prostitution, drugs trafficking, possible child trafficking and even the allegations of diversion of food items meant for IDP’s. 
"I would want these detectives to report their findings to their security establishments and whoever is found wanting should be picked up without notifying me so long as there is verifiable evidence to prosecute him or her. Ladies and gentlemen, I am tired of applying the element of persuasion in handling the issues of IDP’s, we need to wield the big stick. The problem with managing the IDP camp is that you are dealing with a population of two or more local government areas in one location and you cannot imprison them by restricting or stopping them from leaving the IDP camp in the day time. When a female IDP leaves the camp in the morning, you cannot be in control of where she goes and who she sees. If she leaves the camp and returns the following day, she may claim to have visited a family member and little can be done. 
"I strongly believe there are cases of sexual harassment but some of the women may be consenting to sexual advances largely due to extreme poverty and loss of value system. We have to instill sanity into the IDP camps and I hope we will not end up having human rights activists telling us we cannot deploy undercover detectives into IDP camps due to one form of rights violation or the other. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. Sexual harassment of female IDPs is a desperate situation. None of us here is beyond becoming an IDP if Allah decrees and none of us would fold arms if his or her daughter is in position to be sexually harassed, so we must act now" the Governor said.
Shettima explained that ‎the history of Borno State has painted negative by the Boko Haram insurgency noting that the State has gotten tired of counting deaths and destruction.
"The Borno Story that has been painted very badly by the Boko Haram. We are even tired of counting the number of deaths, number of those of injured, value of private institutions and private property destroyed and the huge number of persons internally displaced" the Governor said.

28 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


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Uju Phil said...

It's really that bad...

Vivian Reginalds said...

ghen ghen
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story! See them FREEBORN HISS! what of female airforce and navy huh? So idp or what ever is the most important thing in nigeria now huh?SO NA TODAY U KNOW HUH? So all the children they keep making u think say na their husbands huh?Keep fooling una selfs. ONLY THE GODS KNOWS HOW MANY H.I.V POSITIVES ARE THERE NOW. This is what una cause to una innocent people especially u shettima better go an release the innocent scam chibok girls u kept in ur underground oo
















#sad indeed

Vivian Reginalds said...

be like Linda Ikeji, follow Vivian Reginalds on LIS... *winks*
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Why did he announce it,by saying they are sending undercover women is tipping the criminals off...
I smell something

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Story! See them FREEBORN HISS! what of female airforce and navy huh? So idp or what ever is the most important thing in nigeria now huh?SO NA TODAY U KNOW HUH? So all the children they keep making u think say na their husbands huh?Keep fooling una selfs. ONLY THE GODS KNOWS HOW MANY H.I.V POSITIVES ARE THERE NOW. This is what una cause to una innocent people especially u shettima better go an release the innocent scam chibok girls u kept in ur underground oo
















#sad indeed

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

ANDREW NENUWA said...

Thought undercover was supposed to be private intelligence.

undercoverdeen said...

Why is the request in the media? I thought it's a top secret?

Anonymous said...

When I read things like this, I get really angry. Dis man mumu die! Why will you even let out this kind of information. Now, the culprits will be more careful. To be able to catch them, you swing into action without first announcing your plan to the whole world. Receive sense!!!!

livingstone chibuike said...

Very funny. Shame to u all expecially to dose govt officials

BONARIO NNAGS said...

I'm in support of any means at ending this ugly practice. Tueh! Was so infuriated hearing that news, people taking advantage of the weak and vulnerable.

Remember to follow on LIS via Bonario Nnags.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

I'm here with hope to seek help. I'm a young lady in my twenties,trying to make my future better by going to school to become a graduate and get a job , but paying my school fees,hostel accommodation, feeding and buying my books which is about. 500,000naira . from now till I'm through with school in few years. is a problem and getting a job as a student schooling is very difficult. Any amount is very fine by me and I will greatly appreciate. I truly need help I suffered so much to get into school I don't want to defile my studies because of lack of funds. I hope someone will reach out to assist me. Thank you my email nnechichinne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm here with hope to seek help. I'm a young lady in my twenties,trying to make my future better by going to school to become a graduate and get a job , but paying my school fees,hostel accommodation, feeding and buying my books which is about. 500,000naira . from now till I'm through with school in few years. is a problem and getting a job as a student schooling is very difficult. Any amount is very fine by me and I will greatly appreciate. I truly need help I suffered so much to get into school I don't want to defile my studies because of lack of funds. I hope someone will reach out to assist me. Thank you my email nnechichinne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm here with hope to seek help. I'm a young lady in my twenties,trying to make my future better by going to school to become a graduate and get a job , but paying my school fees,hostel accommodation, feeding and buying my books which is about. 500,000naira . from now till I'm through with school in few years. is a problem and getting a job as a student schooling is very difficult. Any amount is very fine by me and I will greatly appreciate. I truly need help I suffered so much to get into school I don't want to defile my studies because of lack of funds. I hope someone will reach out to assist me. Thank you my email nnechichinne@yahoo.com

vinna saviour said...

Best thing to do

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats better! Linda take note!

Vic said...

Just wondering....So he wants female undercover officers to spy on the camp and yet this news is being announced publicly forgetting the culprits are not blind,deaf or dumb. Who is fooling who?

Mr 47 said...

I don't think revealing the plan is a good idea ‎

chosengospel said...

So those under age children they marry is not rape right?

Anonymous said...

Follow una to where? Ode nie!

Anonymous said...

" Undercover "...but let us announce and inform them first....yeye people...

Anonymous said...

Arindin..nobody go follow u..ur negativity too much and should end just right here cuz it was an unfortunate situation with almost no choice as e don b...now u r on ur own..well Bonario will follow u sha...Arindin

FRESH said...

Let the perpetrators know & think there are undercover agents.They will be careful & think twice before approaching young girls for sex.

FRESH said...

Revealing the plans to have undercover law enforcement changes nothing.The idiots who perpetrate these crimes would now be double careful, cautious & double careful who they wag their dirty dicks at.Fear is a strong thing.The guilty are always afraid.

Anonymous said...

mumu...as you don talk ur plans openly, abeg na who you won catch? mtcheeeeew

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