Nigeria to investigate alleged abuses at refugee camps

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Approximately 3.2 million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria Approximately 3.2 million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria

Nigeria is to investigate reports of rapes, child trafficking and other abuses in camps for people fleeing from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

The country’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) has formed a panel to investigate the abuses.

A spokesperson for Nema told the BBC that investigators would visit every camp for displaced people.

Approximately 3.2 million Nigerians have fled their homes to escape Boko Haram’s insurgency in the northeast.

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