16 days activism against gender violence
The Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre decries the rape of 13 female students of the University of Port Harcourt on Novemebr 14, 2009 by ex-militants who are camped in nearby Aluu community. The ex-militants broke out of their Aluu camp protesting non-payment of their N65,000 monthly allowance by the Federal government and descended on innocent and harmless students of the University of Port Harcourt raping the girls. Since the incident the amnesty committee has not issued any public statement to address the issue. They have neither explained why the committee defaulted in the payment of the monthly allowance to the militants nor have they told us how they plan to rehabilitate the vitims of this distardly act.
We call for an end to the rape of women in conflict and post conflict situations in the Niger Delta. We demand a public apology from the ex-militants for their unruly behaviour and unpardonable act of violence against UNIPORT girls. Meanwhile the Rivers State government should relocate the militants from Aluu camp to Bori camp.