Monday, March 16, 2009

A victim of a horrific attack in Nigeria's Niger Delta has described how gunmen raped pregnant women hijacked from two passenger boats

The gunmen took at least five women from the boats to a camp deep in the creeks of the swampy oil region and brutally raped them, the military said. The women were forced to lie down on the ground while the gunmen sang and danced around them, one victim said. It is the first time that a Delta attack like this has been made public. Two of the women were pregnant, a military spokesman said. A security source says one of the women has since died of her injuries but this has not been independently confirmed.

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