Saturday, September 19, 2015

We Must Address the Alarming Cases of Rape in Nigeria


My reports on cases of rape in Nigeria under the title of "The Rape of A Woman in An Uncompleted Building in Nigeria" on with 147, 567 views so far is one of the most popular topics on blogs in the world, because of the title even though Google banned the very graphic video from both private and public view.
The video exposed the rape of a married Nigerian woman by a man who was supervised by a fake "pastor" who was chanting incantations of "power" whilst the woman was being raped in his presence and video recorded by another unidentified person.

Cases of rape are increasing at alarming rate in Nigeria with some of the most bizarre incidents of fathers raping their daughters and old men raping baby girls as young as 4yearolds and several cases of girls raped to death for which I have called for capital punishment to stop the horrifying and terrifying crimes of rape in the country with more than 12, 000 cases reported annually!

See the survey on Child Rape in Nigeria by NOI Polls and Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER) on

Which Children Are Molested?
Statistics show that 29 per cent of child sexual abuse offenders are relatives, 60 per cent are acquaintances, and only 11 per cent are strangers. 3/4 of sexual victimization of children take place in either the victim’s home or the offenders home.

Children are most at risk from the adults in their own family, and from the adults who are in their parents’ social circle. In fact, 90 per cent of abusers target children in their own families and children who they know well. Furthermore, research suggests that the risk is across the board: Child molesters come from every part of our society, and so children from every part of our society are at risk.
There are no psychotherapists for the victims of rape in Nigeria and this actually caused the tragic death of a young teenage victim of rape who committed suicide afterwards, because of lack of therapy to overcome the stigma and trauma caused by rape.The stigma worsens the trauma.
Girl, 15, commits suicide after being gang- raped
18 year old rape victim commits suicide in Bayelsa
The Nigerian government, churches, mosques and other organizations must address the humanitarian emergency of protecting and saving the precious lives of girls and women from predators on the prowl in every community in Nigeria.

The case of the 14 year old girl raped until she escaped published by The Punch newspaper shows the urgency for psychotherapists for victims of rape.
I’ll never forgive the Okada rider who raped me and stole my virginity – 14-year -old girl

  StandtoEndRape, STAND TO END RAPE

We must support #StandtoEndRape, STAND TO END RAPE launched by rape survivor Ayodeji Osowobi and other proactive NGOs campaigning against rape in Nigeria.
This is our collective responsibility to protect and save our daughters and future mothers of our children before it is too late.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of Nigerians Report Online, Nigerian Times, TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla and Founder/Executive Director of Girls United Together for Success(GUTS).

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