181158Z MAY 17

Nigeria crime war


In every one of the countries mentioned by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed – “from Iraq, Syria and Yemen in the Middle East to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali in Africa” – the sexual violence is being carried out by Sunni Islamists.

Fox News:

UNITED NATIONS – Sexual violence is increasingly being used as “a tactic of terrorism” from Iraq, Syria and Yemen in the Middle East to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali in Africa, a top U.N. official said Monday.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said “the same litany of horrors” has been recounted by Yazidi women held captive by Islamic State extremists in Iraq, girls who fled from Boko Haram, Somali women liberated from the al-Shabab extremist group, and women living under al-Qaida-linked militants in northern Mali.

These extremist groups “are obscenely incentivizing recruitment of young men through the promise of wives and sex slaves,” she told the U.N. Security Council. “They are outrageously boosting profiting through the sale, trade and trafficking of women and girls.”


From CIW NEWS Contributor

See all news classified as Nigeria crime war.

See all news on Abuja and on Nigeria.

Abuja - capital of Nigeria - is in the middle of the map below.

20.3° N
15° W
30° E
2.2° S


Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria (NG) is estimated to have a population of 187.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 26.6 million.