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Is the Nigerian Female Safe?

Updated: Aug 16, 2018

Apparently it seems every full moon there has to be a fury of perversion that rears its ugly head at the detriment of the Nigerian female.

In 2012 the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina lamented on the growing case of rape in the country and sought for more stringent legal action of perpetrators.[1]

I have just been directed to a video (click here to view) where two women were molested and tortured. I am not that conversant with Yoruba but from what I could deduce from the clip and the following comments, the girls were being accused of theft, hence the abject show of shame and deriding of womanhood.

Now back to the question - Is the Nigerian female safe in this country? 

If it is not one grandpa trying to marry a child because she can recite the whole Quran, it is perverted university students gang raping women. And now this show of barbarism. What protection does the Nigerian government offer to females? Does it end at the door post of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and then everyone moves on to more important issues like stealing the last dime in the country's treasury? Is the Nigerian police that useless, that the issue of theft cannot be reported to them, thereby encouraging demented louts to take justice into their own hands, just as in the case of ALUU 4?  

In agreement with the Minister, Hajiya Zainab Maina, stricter penalties definitely must be implemented to curb this menace. In addition to that, information needs to be accessible to the public on what to do in situations like this because apparently the Nigerian populace is illiterate on human ethics, morality and law. There has to be a nationwide campaign against the ills of jungle justice, rape and all sorts of physical violations, spelt out in layman terms and blasted on all forms of media, in all Nigerian languages and pidgin English that it is WRONG to rape and take justice into your hands.  This re-education would go a long way in shaping the minds of the illiterate public that finds succour in killing and molesting people.  Photo Credits: womenaffairs.gov.ngpassnownow.com; channelstv.com

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