In Tela, a city of 100,000 inhabitants in the southwest of the country, the so-called “three borders” area, a contingent of 1,200 Chadian soldiers has recently been deployed.
Chadian soldiers engaged in fighting against jihadists in the Sahel are responsible “rape” Among several women in the town of Tera in southwest Niger, the National Human Rights Commission of Niger (CNDH) and the Group of Five Sahel joint forces said on Sunday (April 4).
The Chadian government confirmed this information in a statement and announced “Author” Among these crimes, “Some soldiers from the Group of EightE Chad Task Force Brigade in Tela”, Already “Arrested” with “Will be subject to necessary sanctions”.
“There is an 11-year-old female student and two married women aged 23 and 32. One of the pregnant women was raped. There are five other women who escaped rape, and the third category was raped but did not want to testify so as to avoid Women who have been insulted. [par leur communauté] »Tell the Rapporteur of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) AFP Hamidou Talibi conducted an investigation.
“The perpetrators of these rapes are the soldiers of the Chadian Task Force”, He added that he could not identify them. “The rapist soldiers entered the house and some victims were raped at home when their husbands were threatened with a gun.”According to Mr. Talibi.
The city of Tera has 100,000 inhabitants and is located in the Tillabéri region (southwest of Niger), close to Burkina Faso and Mali, the so-called “From Three Borders” Especially the targets of jihadist attacks.
As part of the G5 Sahel Group of Five multinational forces, 1,200 Chadian soldiers have recently been deployed in the area to fight the jihadist group. The group is made up of five Sahel countries and has been working hard on this battle since 2017. .
The Joint Force of the Group of Five Sahel said in a statement that its provost team in Tela was detained and released. “Three Sects” From “Mature rape case” and also “Attempted Rape”Involved from “8E Troop battalion, by [soldats] Chadian.
The G5 Sahel Joint Force condemned “Such a serious fact” And make sure there is “Take appropriate measures” who “Withdraw immediately” with “Repatriation” soldier “Implicated”, and also “Open a criminal investigation” Tried by the courts of Niger and Chad.