Tuesday, 16 October 2012

19 Flood Victims Allegedly Raped In Benue Camps

Rape cases have become a daily occurrence in the four official camps spread across the Benue State for flood victims.

It was gathered that perpetrators of the unholy act were young men who reside in the camps and some who come from within the communities where the camps are situated.

From Wurukum to Saint Catherine and Wadata camps, it was the same sad story. One of the victims, a girl of 19 who craved anonymity disclosed that she was raped two days ago at about 10pm by a young man she couldn’t identify. Click to read what she has to say.

She said: “I just walked back into the camp after I had visited a former neighbour in town. I got into the camp that evening, while walking towards the classrooms where we sleep, somebody called my name from a dark spot.

“I tried to find out who it was, but before I knew what was happening, somebody grabbed me from behind and threatened that he would stab me to death if I shouted. He grabbed me down and raped me.

“I am not the only one they have done this to, there are so many other girls; there are over 19 of us that have been raped in the last few days, but we are all hiding it because of the shame, but if we don’t cry out we will not get help because we are helpless.”

“And if we don’t cry out because of the shame, the people behind this evil acts will continue to torment girls and women in the camps.” This is just sad. We are our own enemies.

culled from : ladun's blog

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